Project and Programs


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

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

ProjectsWeb sites and blogs
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

ProjectsSciencebiogeochemistrychemistrymethodsNorth AtlanticNorth Pacific
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?


SOCAT Version 2020 released

SOCAT version 2020 was released on the 16th of June 2020, containing data submitted on or before 15th of January 2020. Data submissions for the...

Survey on ocean acidification impacts on coral reefs (in French)

Les récifs coralliens sont réputés pour leurs magnifiques paysages sous-marins colorés, mais ce sont des écosystèmes lointains pour une grande partie d'entre nous. Nous avons...

Call for manuscripts: Microbial response to a rapidly changing marine environment: global warming and ocean acidification

Submission Deadlines 30 June 2020: Abstract 31 October 2020: Manuscript About this Research Topic Under the global climate change, the world’s oceans are warming more...

NOAA graduate research fellowship in ocean, coastal, and estuarine acidification

The Louisiana and Texas Sea Grant Programs, in partnership with the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP), are pleased to announce the availability of Ocean Acidification...

Call for proposals: Ocean Acidification Information Exchange microgrants

Background: The mission of the Ocean Acidification Information Exchange is to respond and adapt to ocean and coastal acidification by fostering an online environment built...

The US announces continued support to the IAEA Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) at 2019 Our Oceans Conference

The United States announced USD 316,830 to two Nuclear Sciences and Applications projects through the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Peaceful Uses Initiative. The contributions...

Request review of manual for real-time quality control of pH data observations: a guide to quality control and quality assurance for pH observations

The U.S. IOOS QARTOD project ( has initiated the development of a Manual for Real-Time Quality Control of pH Data Observations: A Guide to Quality Control...

SOCAT version 2019 is released

SOCAT version 2019 was released on the 18th of June 2019, containing data submitted on or before 15th of January 2019. New data submissions are...

Oregon’s draft ocean acidification & hypoxia action plan

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This OAH Action Plan was developed in recognition of the OAH impacts that we see today, in the hopes of minimizing the impacts for tomorrow,...

Request for community feedback: practical guidelines for ocean acidification research

A group of 15 scientists from 7 countries, IOC-UNESCO, and the IAEA met at the IAEA Environment Laboratories in Monaco on 29-31 May 2019 to...

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