Project and Programs


A few past and current projects and programs on ocean acidification from around the world. 

BIOACID – Biological Impacts of Ocean ACIDification

As one of the largest national research programmes on ocean acidification, BIOACID has contributed to quantifying the effects of ocean acidification on marine organisms and...

Pristine Seas project

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Photograph by Manu San Felix Pristine Seas is an exploration, research, and conservation project that aims to find, survey, and help protect the last healthy,...

European Project on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA)

The European project on ocean acidification (EPOCA) was the first international research effort on ocean acidification. Launched in May 2008 with the overall goal to...

Corals – witnesses to the climate emergency

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They are the archives of the oceans. Corals are a great indicator of how much human activities affect our oceans. Funded by the Franco-German fellowship...

SEA MATE Program reducing acid in oceans, CO2 in the atmosphere

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A team of researchers called SEA MATE, led by Stony Brook University professor Matthew Eisaman, is using electricity to remove acid from the ocean while...

UN Ocean Decade endorses several AOML collaborative initiatives

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In 2017, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the time frame of 2021-2030 as the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, also known as...

Sculpture and new technologies in scientific educational outreach: 3D foraminiferal models as a referent of ocean acidification and climate change

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The Foraminifera Project is a collaboration between researchers of the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Faculty of Geological Sciences at the Complutense University (UCM,...

Fish in a changing climate – can cod cope?

Cod is a keystone species in marine ecosystems. It shapes the conditions for a large number of other species in the sea and is also...

Investigating the impacts of ocean acidification using natural analogues

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Researchers in the Marine Climate Change Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), alongside those from the University of Tsukuba, the University...

Invitation to tender: “ocean health”

This activity makes part of the ESA Ocean Science Cluster and contributes to the joint EC-ESA Earth System Science Initiative launched in February 2020 by...

Project on ocean acidification connects the environmental movement, researchers and authorities

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Ocean acidification threatens our entire ecosystem. Yet, there is not much talk about it. The BALSAM project is launching a campaign to open people’s eyes...

Ocean Visions’ experts to advise/evaluate innovation tackling ocean acidification

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Pilot project will develop new electrochemical approach to mitigate ocean acidification and enhance ocean-based carbon sequestration Ocean Visions today announced an advisory relationship with The...

Implementation of large-scale pervasive ocean acidity monitoring using a distributed system of autonomous mobile robots

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Lead Pi: Dick Yue · 02/2021 - 01/2023 MIT Project number: 2021-R/RRHC-001 Strategic Focus Area: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Objectives: The key objective of this proposal is...

Assessing ocean acidification as a driver for enhanced metals uptake by blue mussels

Research Area(s): Stressor Impacts and Mitigation / Biological Effects of Contaminants and Nutrients Region(s) of Study: Waterbodies / Gulf of Maine; U.S. States and Territories / New Hampshire Primary Contact(s):; This project began in...

Strengthening sustainability in an acidified ocean: does the co-culture of seaweeds and shellfish improve shell integrity in farmed red abalone?

Start/End: February, 2021 to January, 2022 Abalone harvesting and consumption have a long history in California, but recreational and commercial fisheries have been forced to close due to...

Request for proposals for a regional training hub for ocean acidification in the Pacific Islands

Proposal Request SynopsisThe Ocean Foundation is seeking an institution (or partnership of institutions) in the Pacific Islands to serve as a regional training hub for...

Status and trends of Arctic Ocean environmental change and its impacts on marine biogeochemistry: findings from the ArCS project

Ocean observation research theme under ArCS project, “Theme 4: Observational research on Arctic Ocean environmental changes”, aimed to elucidate the status and trends of ongoing...

Coastal Ocean Data Analysis Product in North America (CODAP-NA) – An internally consistent data product for discrete inorganic carbon, oxygen, and nutrients on the U.S. North American ocean margins

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Internally-consistent, quality-controlled data products play a very important role in promoting regional to global research efforts to understand societal vulnerabilities to ocean acidification (OA). However,...

Researchers collaborate to study impact of ocean acidification on Northeast fisheries, develop management tools

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A multi-institution team led by UConn researchers is using computer modeling and biological research to help northeast scallop fisheries facing the threat of ocean acidification....

The case for a global ocean carbon observation network

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Since 1958, the Global Carbon Budget has tracked anthropogenic CO2 emissions and their redistribution among the atmosphere, ocean, and land. Annual budgeting is necessary due to large...

Princeton project expands to create a worldwide fleet of robotic floats to monitor ocean health

On October 29, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $53 million grant — shared among a consortium of the country’s top ocean research institutions...

La Parguera (video; in Spanish)

Since 2008 the NOAA’s Ocean Acidification program (OAP) buoy has been installed in La Parguera, Puerto Rico where oceanographic studies of chemistry, biology, geology, and physics of...

Cir#20/84: Pacific Islands survey to assess Pacific members capacity to monitor and study ocean acidification

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SPREP is working with the Ocean Foundation and NOAA to develop a new three-year project focused on building capacity to monitor and study ocean acidification...

Building CapacIty in Ocean AcidificaTion MoniToring in the Gulf of GuineA (BIOTTA)

The Gulf of Guinea (GoG) is host to many distinct ecosystems, among which is the Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem extending from the intense upwelling...

Video: What is the global community doing to address ocean acidification?


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