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$3.5 Million Awarded to Identify Acidification Thresholds in Coastal Ecosystems

$3.5 Million Awarded to Identify Acidification Thresholds in Coastal Ecosystems

NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) have jointly funded four projects totaling $3.5...
$3.5 Million Awarded to Identify Acidification Thresholds in Coastal Ecosystems
Piecing together the ocean acidification puzzle along the US West Coast

Piecing together the ocean acidification puzzle along the US West Coast

Emma Hodgson, a Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellow at Simon Fraser University, and her colleagues are making big strides in piecing together the ocean...
Piecing together the ocean acidification puzzle along the US West Coast
To protect marine life, NOAA monitoring seasonal and yearly changes in surface water pH in...

To protect marine life, NOAA monitoring seasonal and yearly changes in surface water pH in...

Since atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions began to increase after the Industrial Revolution, the acidity of the ocean’s surface waters has...
To protect marine life, NOAA monitoring seasonal and yearly changes in surface water pH in...
From space to the sea floor: a deeper look at ocean acidification along the East Coast

From space to the sea floor: a deeper look at ocean acidification along the East Coast

What if satellites circling our blue planet from space could offer insight into how an invisible gas like carbon dioxide moves through coastal waters,...
From space to the sea floor: a deeper look at ocean acidification along the East Coast
Old Bay with a new spice: a new buoy helps monitor how carbon dioxide is changing the...

Old Bay with a new spice: a new buoy helps monitor how carbon dioxide is changing the...

A new Ocean Acidification monitoring buoy was deployed on April 5, 2018 in the largest United States estuary, the Chesapeake Bay. This is the first...
Old Bay with a new spice: a new buoy helps monitor how carbon dioxide is changing the...
NEW online community catalyzing response to #oceanacidification through collaboration and...

NEW online community catalyzing response to #oceanacidification through collaboration and...

 A virtual space to: Engage with regional and topical teams Address challenges with others in your field Share resources and information on...
NEW online community catalyzing response to #oceanacidification through collaboration and...
Assess, anticipate, adapt: Vulnerability and Responses to Ocean Acidification

Assess, anticipate, adapt: Vulnerability and Responses to Ocean Acidification

There are areas in the United States where marine resources and the communities and industries that depend on them are particularly vulnerable to the...
Assess, anticipate, adapt: Vulnerability and Responses to Ocean Acidification
Mukilteo scientist tries to discover why C02 is hurting oceans

Mukilteo scientist tries to discover why C02 is hurting oceans

Shallin Busch is a Mukilteo-based ecologist whose research is linking ocean acidification to the deteriorating health of the Puget Sound...
Mukilteo scientist tries to discover why C02 is hurting oceans
A Sentinel for Change: Secrets along the seafloor in Olympic Coast

A Sentinel for Change: Secrets along the seafloor in Olympic Coast

Whether you arrive on the Olympic Peninsula by land, sea, or air, you sense its remote, rugged and vast environment immediately. The Olympic Coast is...
A Sentinel for Change: Secrets along the seafloor in Olympic Coast
The spirit of collaboration aboard Gulf of Mexico cruise

The spirit of collaboration aboard Gulf of Mexico cruise

This summer, NOAA and partner scientists will conduct their most collaborative ocean acidification sampling of the Gulf of Mexico yet. Set to depart...
The spirit of collaboration aboard Gulf of Mexico cruise
New interactive climatology plots of aragonite saturation state and pH for public...

New interactive climatology plots of aragonite saturation state and pH for public...

The buoy team of PMEL's Carbon Group has recently developed innovative tools to better connect stakeholders to information generated...
New interactive climatology plots of aragonite saturation state and pH for public...
Ocean Acidification: Building a Path Toward Adaptation in the Arctic

Ocean Acidification: Building a Path Toward Adaptation in the Arctic

Scientists, economists, and stakeholders from all eight Arctic countries forge a path forward in adapting to ocean acidification in the...
Ocean Acidification: Building a Path Toward Adaptation in the Arctic
New Tool Helps Oyster Growers Prepare for Changing Ocean Chemistry

New Tool Helps Oyster Growers Prepare for Changing Ocean Chemistry

For Bill Mook, coastal acidification is one thing his oyster hatchery cannot afford to ignore. Mook Sea Farm depends on seawater from...
New Tool Helps Oyster Growers Prepare for Changing Ocean Chemistry
WESTPAC Scientists Step up Efforts to Combat Ocean Acidification

WESTPAC Scientists Step up Efforts to Combat Ocean Acidification

46 Scientists from the region gathered again in Phuket, Thailand, 29-31 August 2016, stepping up their efforts to develop a long term program...
WESTPAC Scientists Step up Efforts to Combat Ocean Acidification

OAP TWEETS


OAP HAPPENINGS


OCTOBER 9TH, 2018

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OAP Director speaks at VIMS as part of the 100 Years of Women at William & Mary year-long celebration.

OAP Director, Libby Jewett, will present a seminar at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science on Tuesday, October 9th as part of the 100 Years of Women at William & Mary year-long celebration. Dr. Jewett's presentation is titled "Emerging Influence: the field of ocean acidification research and the role of women in marine science". While there, she will also be speaking with graduate and undergraduate students about ocean acidification and other NOAA priorities in the Chesapeake, and about her experience as a woman in the sciences.

May 4th, 2018

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OAP Program Manager to attend meeting focused on advancing understanding of acidification, eutrophication, and shellfish restoration in the Chesapeake Bay

OAP program manager to attend the annual PI meeting in Horn Point, MD for an OAP funded project entitled "Interactions between OA and eutrophication in estuaries: Modeling opportunities and limitations for shellfish restoration." 

April 28th, 2018

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OAP Deputy Director contributes to effort to identify research need to understand impacts and explore adaptation in Arctic

OAR OAP Deputy Director participated in the AMAP/EU-PolarNet Stakeholder Workshop on Research Needs on Climate-Related Effects on the Arctic Cryosphere and Adaptation Options. Participants discussed research issues in relation to both the need for further scientific understanding of the impacts of the rapidly changing climate on the Arctic cryosphere and the need for investigation of options for adaptation to these changes by Arctic communities and residents.

March 17th, 2018

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OAP Director participates in workshop focused on expanding ocean acidification stakeholders in Latin America

OAP Director, Libby Jewett, will participate in and present at a workshop focused on expanding ocean acidification stakeholders in Latin America. The workshop will take place in Santa Marta, Colombia March 17th-22nd. Dr. Jewett will be presenting both the overview of the science of Ocean Acidification (OA) and its implications for our world's oceans and an introduction to the work of the Global OA Observing Network which she co-chairs.

JANUARY 16TH, 2018

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OAP Director Participates in Working Group to Discuss Methodology to Achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on Ocean Acidification

NOAA OAP Director, Libby Jewett, is participating in a working group at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The group is working to develop methodology and concrete actions for United Nations Standard Development Goals on ocean acidification.