On Word Ocean Day (8 June 2017), the OA-Africa Network organized an Ocean Acidification (OA) awareness day. The event included 23 countries ringing the African continent and several other countries around the word that also participated to the events as a sign of solidarity with the researchers working in Africa.
The aim of this event was to promote ocean acidification research in Africa and to communicate and educate the general public on ocean acidification as it is still poorly understood despite the considerable impact it is having on our local marine resources.
The OA awareness day and the OA-Africa network would like to involve more and more scientist and institutions in the monitoring of seawater pH and on the study of the effects of OA on South African coastal communities.
South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, 29 August 2017. Video.