SDG 14.3.1 Indicator methodology – ocean acidification data survey

GOA-ON and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO invite you to take part in a survey on ocean acidification research and observation data. Under the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, ‘Life below water’, the Target 3 on ocean acidification calls to ‘minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels’. IOC-UNESCO is the custodian agency for the Indicator 14.3.1, which is used to measure the progress made to achieve the target. With the support from GOA-ON, and other experts in the field of ocean acidification, IOC-UNESCO has developed the SDG Indicator 14.3.1 Methodology ‘average marine acidity (pH) measured at agreed suite of representative sampling stations’. The Methodology provides the necessary guidance on which variables to report, how to conduct ocean acidification measurements and on how to report the collected information in a transparent and traceable manner.

Your answers to this survey will help trace where ocean acidification data is being collected, and where it is stored and served, to facilitate reporting towards the SDG Indicator. Please submit your answers by December 20, 2018.

Take the survey here

View SDG 14.3.1 Methodology.

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