U.S. ocean acidification researchers: First national meeting

Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program Ocean Acidification Principal Investigators’ Meeting; Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 22–24 March 2011; Ocean acidification (OA) is the progressive decrease in seawater pH and change in inorganic carbon chemistry caused by uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2). Marine species respond to OA in multiple ways that could profoundly alter ocean ecosystems and the goods and services they provide to human communities. With major support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and additional support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Naval Postgraduate School, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Project Office and Ocean Acidification Subcommittee (http://www.us-ocb.org/about/subcommittees.html) held the first multidisciplinary workshop for U.S. OA researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The 112 attendees included ecologists, paleoceanographers, instrumentation specialists, chemists, biologists, economists, ocean and ecosystem modelers, and communications specialists.

Cooley S. R., Kleypas J., & Benway H., 2011. U.S. ocean acidification researchers: First national meeting. EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union 92(36):299. Article (subscription required).

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