Cuba improves its capacity to study ocean acidification

New equipment for the quantification of total carbon in seawater will reinforce Cuba’s capabilities to study ocean acidification.

The Nuclear Communicators Network (REDNUC) reported that a Total Carbon Analyzer donated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was installed at the Center for Environmental Studies (CEAC) in the city of Cienfuegos by an expert from the German company Analytik Jena, in keeping with the regional project Capacity Building in Marine and Coastal Environments through Nuclear and Isotope Techniques, which will contribute to the fulfillment of Cuba’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

The Cuban Observatory for the Study of Ocean Acidification, attached to the Network for Research on Marine-Coastal Stressors in Latin America and the Caribbean (REMARCO), already has stations in central and western provinces of the country.

REMARCO relies on the integration of scientists and communicators from 18 countries to achieve the transfer of scientific research results, taking into account managers and communities affected by chemical pollution, microplastics, harmful algal blooms, ocean acidification and eutrophication.

Analytik Jena is a leading supplier of high-quality analytical measurement technology, instruments and products in the field of biotechnology and molecular diagnostics, as well as automation and liquid handling technologies.

Cuba News Agency (ACN), 9 May 2022. More information.

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