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Student opportunity – young changemakers fellowship

NOAA is pleased to announce the launch of the NOAA Young Changemakers Fellowship application for the 2024-2025 school year. This program is designed for current high school students who are passionate about the environment, climate, ocean, Great Lakes, and/or coasts. Program participants receive mentorship, skill-building opportunities, and financial resources to design and lead an action project in their own community. This

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Announcing fellowship to build ocean acidification workforce

The Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network (MACAN) announces a fellowship that will provide an immersive, real-world learning opportunity while also helping build diversity within the field of ocean and coastal acidification (OCA). This fellowship intends to build on the activities outlined in the MACAN 2022-2024 Workplan. This fellowship is designed to first advance OCA education in formal,

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Job opportunity: graduate student for alkalinity enhancement on biomineralization

The Ries Lab in the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences at Northeastern University seeks a graduate student with training in geochemistry to contribute to federally funded research on the impact of alkalinity enhancement on calcareous biomineralization, to begin summer/fall 2024. Research will include employing a multidisciplinary approach to investigating the impact of seawater alkalinity

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MACAN Workforce Development Fellowship Request for Proposals due october 31

View RFP in PDF Format Background and Fellowship Overview MACAN (the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network) is a virtual network of researchers, educators, decision-makers, industry representatives, policy experts, and federal, state, local, and tribal leaders whose mission is to advance knowledge and understanding of the effects of coastal and ocean acidification (COA) and promote regional collaboration to

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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

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Assistant Research Scientist/Faculty Specialist position to support NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information

The University of Maryland / Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (UMD/CISESS) seeks a talented and self-motivated candidate to start a new and promising career supporting the research, development, and transition projects funded by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Specifically, the scientist will support ocean acidification data management data

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Postdoctural Opportunity: Responses of farmed shellfish to mutiple stressors

The Haskin Shellifsh Research Lab at Rutgers University is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to join a dynamic research team on a project that will involve both field-based and laboratory-based experiments.The postdoc will be responsible for coordinating experiments which will include farm-scale grow-out experiments in the ocean, lab-scale multi-stressor (temperature and ocean acidification) experiments in

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Now hiring! Physical Scientist- Education & Outreach Coordinator

Applications accepted until July 27th, 2021 The NOAA Ocean Acidification Program has a vacancy for a Physical Scientist ZP 1301-3/4 (Direct Hire) with a negotiable location. As a Physical Scientist, you will perform the following duties: The duties above are described at the full performance level of ZP-4; the ZP-3 is developmental leading to such performance.Vacancy

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Seeking a NOAA Ocean Acidification Program Specialist

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

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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:


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


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


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


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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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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