The mission of the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) is to better prepare society to respond to changing ocean conditions and resources by expanding understanding of ocean acidification, through interdisciplinary partnerships, nationally and internationally.

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NOAA OAP established 2011

Required by the 2009 FOARAM Act (33 U.S.C. Chapter 50, Sec. 3701-3708)

NOAA OAP established 2011

NOAA OAP established 2011

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Monitoring Ocean Acidification

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Monitoring Ocean Acidification

Monitoring Ocean Acidification

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Biological Response

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Biological Response

Biological Response

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Socio-Economic Impacts

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Socio-Economic Impacts

Socio-Economic Impacts

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Adaptation Strategies

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Adaptation Strategies

Adaptation Strategies

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Education & Outreach

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Education & Outreach

Education & Outreach

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Data Collection & Management

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Data Collection & Management

Data Collection & Management

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Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification

Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification

Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification

Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification

OAP NEWS

Study predicts decline in Dungeness crab from ocean acidification

Study predicts decline in Dungeness crab from ocean acidification

The Seattle Times

Dungeness crab are forecast to take a hit from ocean acidification driven by fossil- fuel combustion, according to a study released this past week. Though the populations of the Dungeness crab fluctuate year by year, their overall abundance by 2063 could be about 30 percent lower, according to federal fishery biologist Issac Kaplan, a co-author of the study, “We think that there will be a moderate decline in a species that is really economically important,” said Kaplan of the Dungeness, which were valued at some $220 million during the 2013 West Coast commercial season. Read more

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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