Join “Pier-2-Peer” – the new GOA-ON mentorship initiative!

The Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON; is expanding its network of contributing countries and regions to achieve global coverage of OA observing capacity. As a global organization, GOA-ON relies on international collaboration to share data and understand the global ecological impacts of ocean acidification and is committed to promoting diversity across discipline, countries, socioeconomic status, gender and ethnicity. This year, the 3rd GOA-ON Science Workshop (8-10 May 2016) will have participation from over 40 countries and many new members from emerging regions are expected to attend.

To support the expansion of the observing network, GOA-ON is launching Pier-2-Peer, the new GOA-ON mentorship program, to match senior scientists with ocean acidification expertise with new GOA-ON members to support the development of OA monitoring (chemical to biological) in emerging regions. In the future, GOA-ON leadership hopes to secure financial support for travel and other training activities for mentors and mentees participating in GOA-ONs Pier-2- Peer mentoring program.

We are in the process of soliciting both senior scientists and those new to the OA field to register as mentors and mentees. Please note that you do not have to attend the upcoming GOA-ON workshop to participate.

If you would like to sign-up to become a mentor, please complete this brief questionnaire  or email Alex Harper (Alex.Harper(at) with your intention to participate.

If you interested in being assigned a mentor to help answer your technical OA observing questions and advise you on best practices, please register for a Pier-2-Peer mentor by completing this registration form or email Alex Harper (Alex.Harper(at) and include your name, country, and a brief description of the skills you hope to develop.

2 Responses to “Join “Pier-2-Peer” – the new GOA-ON mentorship initiative!”

  1. 1 artur 26 April 2016 at 09:31

    Could you provide links to the questionnaires?

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