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Exploring our changing ocean announcement for StoryMaps about regional ocean acidification causes, impacts and actions. This is part of the OA Day of Action and released by NOAA OAP, Aquarium Conservation Partnership, and OA Alliance (2024). Title with graphic ocean and marine vegetation and life in the image. Credit: OA Alliance

OAP Recognizes OA Day of Action With New Resources

Today is January 8th marking a global “OA Day of Action” started by the Ocean Foundation to increase ocean acidification awareness and recognize 8.1, the current global average pH of the ocean. To recognize this day, NOAA OAP is proud to be launch an ocean acidification communications project with the Aquarium Conservation Partnership and International Alliance to Combat Ocean […]

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Educators: Join our listening sessions

NOAA”s Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) advances ocean acidification science, education and outreach. The needs of audiences around the nation grows with the advancement of our knowledge. We will assess stakeholder needs nationwide via listening sessions to identify gaps, priorities, and the ways in which we can support people impacted by ocean and coastal acidification. The

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Ocean Acidification Coastal Research: Uniting Investigations and Shipboard Experiments (OA CRUISE) Funding Opportunity

NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) is soliciting cruise project proposals to complement core observing activities on existing cruises as part of its upcoming coastal ocean acidification (OA) cruises targeting the US Coastal Large Marine Ecosystems. The proposed activities should provide for expanded OA observational and experimental capabilities of repeated oceanographic research cruises to better achieve the strategic aims of the program.

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Job Opportunity: Senior Lecturer & Researcher in Marine Carbonate Chemistry

The Department of Marine Science Te Tari Pūtaiao Taimoana at the University of Otago, New Zealand, and the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA, NZ) seek applications for a Researcher/Senior Lecturer position. Applicants will be qualified in marine biogeochemistry, with experience and expertise in carbonate chemistry. This is a confirmation-path (tenure track), permanent position.

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Proposals due February 18th, 2022

The Ocean Acidification Program education mini-grant initiative, is a competitively based program that supports coastal and ocean acidification education programs that are responsive to the goals of the NOAA Ocean Acidification Education Implementation Plan and 2021-2040 NOAA Education Strategic Plan. Priority goals include engaging diverse audiences in ocean acidification education and outreach, matching ocean acidification communication needs with existing research, education and outreach activities, while developing innovative approaches for community involvement. These goals are part of NOAA’s efforts to increase Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEI&A as defined in this executive order) in ocean literacy, stewardship, and workforce development, particularly in inland and underserved communities.

Proposals are due 11:59pm ET on February 18, 2022. Formal Notice of Funding Opportunity on grants.gov

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Letters of Intent due Dec. 14th, 2021; Full applications March 11th, 2022

The OAP announces a competitive graduate fellowship that will support students conducting research, in pursuit of a Masters degree, related to ocean acidification (OA) in the Pacific Islands region to help fill a critical gap in capacity for OA research and monitoring in the region. OAP is seeking to fund students who would contribute to the body of knowledge on regional vulnerabilities to OA and potential solutions to build greater resilience against the impacts of OA. Successful applicants will conduct research that addresses physical/chemical oceanographic, biological, and/or socioeconomic questions and concepts. This funding call is part of a broader initiative, which involves multiple international scientific networks and capacity building organizations.
Letters of Intent due Dec. 14th, 2021; Full applications March 11th, 2022

Learn more here. Full opportunity can be found here

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Letter of Intent due October 14, 2021 and full applications January 19, 2022.

NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal and Ocean Science Competitive Research Program (NCCOS/CRP) and Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) are pleased to announce a Fiscal Year 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Integrated Research on Coastal and Ocean Acidification (OA) and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). 
NOAA is soliciting proposals to address the science needs identified in the Ocean Acidification and Harmful Algal Blooms: Defining a Research Agenda virtual workshop held in August 2020 (Website and Report). Proposals should address the growing need to understand interactions between OA and HABs and their cascading impacts to US coastal and Great Lakes ecosystems, communities, and economies to inform management decisions. 
View the full announcement here

Letter of Intent due October 14, 2021 and full applications January 19, 2022. Read More »

Letters of Intent due October 4th, 2021; full proposal on January 18th, 2022

NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal and Ocean Science Competitive Research Program, Climate Program Office, and Ocean Acidification Program, in partnership with the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the Integrated Ocean Observing System Office, are pleased to announce a Fiscal Year 2022 Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) to understand multi-stressor impacts on marine ecosystems under climate change.
A letter of intent is required. The deadline for letters of intent is October 4, 2021; and full applications are due January 18, 2022. View the full FFO here.

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Position posted until a sufficient number of applications is received.

In support of NOAA’s requirements under the Federal Ocean Acidification Research & Monitoring Act (FOARAM Act) and the Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act of 2020 Act (ICOOS Act) the NOAA OAR Ocean Acidification Program is seeking a Program Specialist III for the administration of its internal research projects portfolio and provide some limited additional support to the extramural competitive grants administration team. The incumbent will provide experienced professional level support to OAP program management and will represent the program to other NOAA offices and the extramural research community. 

Position will be open until a sufficient number of applicants is received. More info here

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ADAPTING TO OCEAN ACIDIFICATION

The NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) works to prepare society to adapt to the consequences of ocean acidification and conserve marine ecosystems as acidification occurs. Learn more about the human connections and adaptation strategies from these efforts.

Adaptation approaches fostered by the OAP include:

FORECASTING

Using models and research to understand the sensitivity of organisms and ecosystems to ocean acidification to make predictions about the future, allowing communities and industries to prepare

MANAGEMENT

Using these models and predictions as tools to facilitate management strategies that will protect marine resources and communities from future changes

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Developing innovative tools to help monitor ocean acidification and mitigate changing ocean chemistry locally

REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

On the Road

Drive fuel-efficient vehicles or choose public transportation. Choose your bike or walk! Don't sit idle for more than 30 seconds. Keep your tires properly inflated.

With your Food Choices

Eat local- this helps cut down on production and transport! Reduce your meat and dairy. Compost to avoid food waste ending up in the landfill

With your Food Choices

Make energy-efficient choices for your appliances and lighting. Heat and cool efficiently! Change your air filters and program your thermostat, seal and insulate your home, and support clean energy sources

By Reducing Coastal Acidification

Reduce your use of fertilizers, Improve sewage treatment and run off, and Protect and restore coastal habitats

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TAKE ACTION WITH YOUR COMMUNITY

You've taken the first step to learn more about ocean acidification - why not spread this knowledge to your community?

Every community has their unique culture, economy and ecology and what’s at stake from ocean acidification may be different depending on where you live.  As a community member, you can take a larger role in educating the public about ocean acidification. Creating awareness is the first step to taking action.  As communities gain traction, neighboring regions that share marine resources can build larger coalitions to address ocean acidification.  Here are some ideas to get started:

  1. Work with informal educators, such as aquarium outreach programs and local non-profits, to teach the public about ocean acidification. Visit our Education & Outreach page to find the newest tools!
  2. Participate in habitat restoration efforts to restore habitats that help mitigate the effects of coastal acidification
  3. Facilitate conversations with local businesses that might be affected by ocean acidification, building a plan for the future.
  4. Partner with local community efforts to mitigate the driver behind ocean acidification  – excess CO2 – such as community supported agriculture, bike & car shares and other public transportation options.
  5. Contact your regional Coastal Acidification Network (CAN) to learn how OA is affecting your region and more ideas about how you can get involved in your community
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