We support ocean acidification research cruises to provide climate-quality information on ocean conditions.
NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program supports coastal and ocean acidification research cruises along the U.S.’s major coastlines. These essential cruises supply coastwide climate-quality information on ocean conditions. More recent cruises collect and connect biology and ecology to the biogeochemistry of these marine ecosystems.
The information from these research cruises, which generally occur on a 4-year cycle for each coastline, help us track long-term ocean change and evaluate our monitoring network of buoys, gliders, and other tools. They serve as an anchor for research in the region not only by collecting these data, but by bringing together ocean acidification researchers from across the region and beyond.