To be held in Lima, Peru September 7-10, 2020

Announcing 5th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World

The SOLAS-IMBER Working Group on Ocean Acidification (SIOA) is pleased to announce that the 5th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World will be held in Lima, Peru on 7-10 September 2020. The lead organizers are Drs. Wilmer Carbajal (Pedro Ruiz Gallo National University, Peru) and Michelle Graco (Institute of the Sea of Peru, IMARPE) and colleagues, based on their successful bid that was submitted to the SIOA. The previous symposia in this series were held in Paris in 2004, Monaco in 2008, Monterey in 2012, and Hobart in 2016, each proving to be essential for the international, multidisciplinary community of researchers studying ocean acidification. The same is expected for this 5th symposium, the first to be held in South America.
Please save the dates! More detailed information will soon be available from the organizers.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Categories: Happenings

Federal Funding Opportunity: Regional Ocean Acidification Observing Optimization Study


The NOAA/OAR/Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) is soliciting proposals for studies investigating ocean acidification monitoring strategies that would offer an observing system design that best characterizes and tracks ocean acidification within U.S. Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) optimized towards characterizing the conditions most relevant to ecologically and economically important marine species.

Letters of intent due February 5th, 2019 (EXTENDED Deadline)

More info here:



Thursday, November 1, 2018

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.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Categories: Happenings

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

May 4th, 2018

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." 
Monday, April 30, 2018

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

April 28th, 2018

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.
Monday, April 30, 2018