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Non-peer reviewed reports on ocean acidification, newsletters from ocean acidification focused organizations, and related announcements

New report shows impacts of climate change and extreme weather in Latin America and Caribbean (text & video)

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Climate change and extreme weather are threatening human health and safety, food, water and energy security and the environment in Latin America and the Caribbean....

AR6 Climate change 2021: the physical science basis

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The Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report addresses the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, bringing together...

Global warming ‘unequivocally’ human driven, at unprecedented rate: IPCC

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A wildfire burns in a national park in Oregon, USA. Unsplash/Marcus Kauffman Climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying, and some trends are now irreversible,...

Key climate change effects on the coastal and marine environment around the Pacific UK Overseas Territories

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• Climate-driven changes in the central south Pacific Ocean will cause widespread warming of ocean waters, altered circulation, increased stratification of the water column and...

Indicator assessment: ocean acidification

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Currently, the ocean takes up about one quarter of global CO2 emissions from human activities. The uptake of CO2 in the sea causes ocean acidification,...

JPI Strategy

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Developed with JPI Oceans members and co-created with stakeholders, the Strategy Framework launched online on Monday 29 March, provides a coherent setting for the coming...

Summary for policymakers

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Ocean acidification research is growing rapidly. The Third Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World (Monterey, California, September 2012) convened 540 experts from 37...

New report highlights why the ocean matters in climate negotiations & suggests positive actions nations can take as the countdown to COP26 is underway

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Leading UK experts shine a spotlight on the critical role the ocean plays in greatly slowing the rate of climate change but also the subsequent...

Measuring coastal acidification using in situ sensors in the National Estuary Program

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Estuaries and coastal areas are highly vulnerable to the impacts of acidification on shellfish, coral reefs, fisheries, and the commercial and recreational industries that they...

Plastic and toxic chemical induced ocean acidification will cause a plankton crisis that will devastate humanity over the next 25 Years, unless we act now to stop the pollution

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Planktonic plants and animals at the base of the marine food chain make all life on Earth possible. Without them the atmosphere would be toxic...

A sea of change: Europe’s future in the Atlantic realm

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Foreword However cold it may seem to some of us in a Scandinavian winter, northern Europe enjoys a relatively mild regional climate for our latitude,...

Ocean Acidification Community of Practice: quarterly newsletter – June 2021

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Our newest Quarterly Newsletter (June, 2021) has arrived and is full of exciting updates, including a call for collaborators on our Letter of Intent for the...

New edition of the “OA-ICC Highlights”, January-April 2021

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The new edition of the “OA-ICC Highlights”, our newsletter, summarizes the project’s main activities and achievements over the period January-April 2021. This newsletter highlights a...

Integrated ocean carbon research: a summary of ocean carbon research, and vision of coordinated ocean carbon research and observations for the next decade

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The Integrated Ocean Carbon Research (IOC-R) programme is a formal working group of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) that was formed in 2018 in response...

Climate change and ocean acidification – a looming crisis for Europe’s cetaceans

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Climate-related changes, including increased sea surface temperature (SST), decreasing ice cover, rising sea levels and changes in ocean circulation, salinity, rainfall patterns, storm frequency, wind...

A critical analysis of the ocean effects of carbon dioxide removal via direct air and ocean capture – is it a safe and sustainable solution?

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Executive Summary Catalyzed by the 2015 Paris Agreement, there are numerous initiatives for policies and sciencebased solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to achieve...

Climate change impacts on corals in the UK overseas territories of BIOT and the Pitcairn Islands

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BIOT The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) consists of five atolls of low-lying islands, including the largest atoll in the world, Great Chagos Bank, and...

Global climate indicators: ocean heat content, acidification, deoxygenation and blue carbon

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WMO has published annual State of the Global Climate reports since 1993. In 2020, it published a five-year climate report for 2015 to 2019 incorporating...

How to save the oceans and fight climate change

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There is one good thing that has come out of Covid. With no tourists causing extra wastewater pollution, sunbathing or swimming off beaches, we are...

Science in brief: OMAI – assessing acidification in the Baltic

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Monitoring and scientific basis Anthropogenic CO2 emissions will – unless reduced – move the Baltic Sea towards a state where acidification leads to changes in...

Report on the ocean acidification crisis in Massachusetts

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Since the industrial revolution, the world’s oceans have become increasingly acidic. The main drivers of ocean acidification in Massachusetts are (1) global increases in atmospheric...

Futureproofing the green-lipped mussel aquaculture industry against ocean acidification

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Two mitigation strategies – waste shell and aeration – were tested in field experiments to see how effective they are at mitigating acidification around mussel farms. This report outlines the results...

Ecosystem status report of the California current for 2019–20: a summary of ecosystem indicators compiled by the California current integrated ecosystem assessment team (CCIEA)

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This document is an expansion of the ecosystem status report (ESR) provided by the California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Team (CCIEA Team) to the Pacific...

New edition of the “OA-ICC Highlights”, April – July 2020

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The new edition of the “OA-ICC Highlights” summarizes the project’s main activities and achievements over the period April-July 2020. This newsletter highlights a side event...

New edition of the “Ocean Acidification Report” by Global Ocean Health

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The “Ocean Acidification Report” is a timely compilation of news from the front lines of ocean acidification research, legislation, resources, and profiles from the waterfront....

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