Project and Programs


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

Turning the tides: Santa Monica Bay ocean acidification project

When picturing Santa Monica, what comes to mind first and foremost is the ocean – shops, the ferris wheel, the pier – but mostly the...

CARIOCA project – coral reef acclimatization to ocean acidification (video; in French and in English)

Projects In the framework of the project CARIOCA (Coral reef acclimatization to ocean acidification at CO2 seeps) funded by the French National Agency ANR, Riccardo...

Dem Ozeanwandel auf der Spur BIOACID – Biologische Auswirkungen von Ozeanversauerung (in German)

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Als „das andere Kohlendioxid-Problem“, als „böser kleiner Bruder der Erwärmung“ und, zusammen mit Temperaturanstieg und Sauerstoffverlust, als Teileines „tödlichen Trios“ ist die Ozeanversauerung bekannt geworden...

Exploring ocean change: BIOACID – Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification

Newsletters and reportsProjects
“The other carbon dioxide problem”, “the evil twin of global warming”, or part of a “deadly trio”, together with increasing temperatures and loss of oxygen:...

Fourth WESTPAC Workshop on Research and Monitoring of the Ecological Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reef Ecosystems, Phuket, Thailand

The Fourth WESTPAC Workshop on Research and Monitoring of the Ecological Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reef Ecosystems will take place in Phuket, Thailand,...

IAEA Brief: Nuclear and isotopic techniques help assess ocean acidification and climate change impacts

SUMMARY • The factors that determine climate are complex. Oceans store about one quarter of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted through human activities, and play...

2018 OCB Activity solicitation

The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program is soliciting proposals for OCB activities that will take place during the 2018 calendar year.  OCB seeks proposals...

Ocean acidification more rapid in coastal oceans

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New research under the joint NCCOS Competitive Research Program and NOAA Ocean Acidification Program finds the combined effects of anthropogenic and biological carbon dioxide (CO2)...

Art and senses in the service of science

By designing experiments directly targeting our values scientists can achieve more effective scientific communication. Recent research at the University of Gothenburg has shown that art...

Ocean acidification awareness day (video)

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Opening of the new Ocean CArbon Data System (OCADS) Project

Message to the Ocean Carbon Community from Alex Kozyr, NOAA Affiliate: Dear Ocean Carbon Scientists, We are pleased to announce that NOAA/NCEI has opened the...

Climate Kids – Ocean Acidification

In collaboration with the Climate Science Alliance - Climate Kids Program, this field trip explores how Cabrillo scientist investigate climate change and ocean acidification in...

Two Saildrones collecting OA data are on their way to the Bering Strait

Media coverageProjects
Photo credit: NOAA In mid July, two autonomous vehicles resembling small sailboats set off from Dutch Harbor in an effort to...

CMS students on NOAA ocean acidification cruise

Media coverageProjects
KEY WEST, FL - USF College of Marine Science students Jon Sharp, Katelyn Schockman, and Ellie Hudson-Heck from the Byrne Lab, along with Eckerd College intern...

Plastic reefs could offer a buffer to climate change and protect marine life from rising acid levels

Media coverageProjects
Photo credit: Chiara Lombardi (ENEA) Putting plastic into the sea may seem a strange way to address climate change, but for...

Rubber algae help create first artificial reef in Mediterranean

Media coverageProjects
Photo credit: Matteo Nannini Tiny, artificial algae are being deployed in the first such effort to restore reefs in the Mediterranean...

Colour-changing T-shirts use cabbages to reveal the startling effects of climate change

Media coverageProjects
The T-shirt changes colour to reflect pH water balance which is used as a physical representation of climate change. Nature doesn't have a voice. It...

Ocean Acidication Africa Network: “Let’s work together – Increasing awareness about ocean acidification”

Ocean acidification may be defined as the global decrease in ocean pH due to the absorption of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Research findings of the past decade...

Ocean acidification makes salmon lost ability to sense predators, according to researchers from the University of Washington

Ocean acidification has affected more than just the increase of pH in the ocean, but it also made salmon ability to sense predators decreasing. This...

The ocean acidification day [June 8, 2017]: call for interest

Show your support to the OA-Africa network by joining the ocean acidification day on the June 8, 2017. Ocean acidification is now identified as major...

Arctic Mission – Call for applications

Project initiator: Ms Laura Hampton, high latitude sailor and multi-media science journalist specialising in the oceans and Poles for the New Scientist and the BBC Application...

BIOACID science portrait: Ulf Riebesell (video, in German; English subtitles)

ProjectsScience Prof. Ulf Riebesell, marine biologist at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and coordinator of the German research network on ocean acidification BIOACID,...

High-tech mooring will measure beneath Antarctic ice

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Research will provide 1st year-round record of CO2 levels Earth's oceans have soaked up about a third of the carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere...

NOAA Ocean Acidification Program meeting, join the webinar!

JOIN THE WEBINAR! Please register for NOAA Ocean Acidification Program Meeting- Scientific Findings and Accomplishments on Jan 4, 2017 8:15 AM PST at: NOAA's Ocean Acidification...

Red Latinoamericana de Acidificación del Océano (LAOCA) – Latin-American Ocean Acidification Network (LAOCA) (video)

ProjectsScience Video introducing the LAOCA Network, officially launched in December last year. (more…)

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