Principal Investigator(s): Emilien Pousse, Shannon L. Meseck
February 22, 2023
Citation: Pousse, E., Poach, M. E., Redman, D. H., Sennefelder, G., Hubbard, W., Osborne, K., Munroe, D., Hart, D., Hennen, D., Dixon, M. S., Li, Y., Milke, L. M., Wikfors, G. H. and Meseck, S. L. PLOS Climate 2(2): e0000142.
Citation: Barkley, H. C., Oliver, T. A., Halperin, A. A., Pomeroy, N. V., Smith, J. N., Weible, R. N., Young, C. W., Couch, C. S., Brainard, R. E. and Sampson, J. C. Frontiers in Marine Sciences (24). doi:10.3389/fmars.2022.991685. November 2022.
Citation: Advancing best practices for assessing trends in ocean acidification time series. Sutton, A. J., Battisti, R., Carter, B., Evans, W., Newton, J., Alin, S., Bates, N. R., Cai, W., Currie, K., Feeley, R. A., Sabine, C., Tanhua, T., Tilbrook, B. and Wanninkhof, R. Frontiers in Marine Science 22. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2022.1045667. December 2022.
Assessing the status of ocean acidification across ocean and coastal waters requires standardized procedures at all levels of data collection, dissemination, and analysis. Standardized procedures
Citation: Decoupling of Estuarine Hypoxia and Acidification as Revealed by Historical Water Quality Data
Chunqi Shen, Jeremy M. Testa, Maria Herrmann, and Raymond G. Najjar
Environmental Science & Technology 2023 57 (1), 780-789
Citation: Schwaner, C., Farhat, S., Barbosa, M. et al. Molecular Features Associated with Resilience to Ocean Acidification in the Northern Quahog, Mercenaria mercenaria. Mar Biotechnol 25, 83–99 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10126-022-10183-3
The National Centers for Environmental Information serves our data through their Ocean Acidification Data Stewardship Project
NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) scientists collect a variety of data to understand changing ocean chemistry and its impacts on marine organisms and ecosystems. The National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) serves as the NOAA Ocean Acidification data management focal point through its Ocean Acidification Data Stewardship (OADS) project.
NOAA OAP funds the Ocean Carbon and Acidification System Project, building a collaborative approach with shared responsibilities among scientists, data managers, and data partners.
OCADS ensures data collected from OAP-funded research and other sources is archived and accessible for ocean carbon and ocean acidification analyses, forecasting capabilities, and better assessments of marine resource vulnerability. OCADS project is envisioned as the best data management services to support regional to global ocean carbon cycling and OA research. It builds upon a U.S. National OA data management and integration service required by the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act of 2009.
here are currently 19 OAP-supported buoys in coastal, open-ocean and coral reef waters which contribute to NOAA's Ocean Acidification Monitoring Program, with other deployments planned.
We work closely with coastal state governments, many of which are now engaged in developing their respective responses to ocean acidification including the states of Washington, Alaska, California, Oregon, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maryland. As part of our partnership with state efforts, the OAP is supporting the development of regional coastal acidification networks (CANs). We also work closely with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Ocean Conservancy, Island Institute and COMPASS on a variety of outreach, communications, assessment and networking projects.
Explore International Data
Explore ocean acidification data from around the world with the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) Explorer. Click to visit interactive map.
The Ocean Acidification Program funds critical monitoring for important ocean regions.
Learn more about the regions we monitor for impactful ocean acidification information.
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
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
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:
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!
Participate in habitat restoration efforts to restore habitats that help mitigate the effects of coastal acidification
Facilitate conversations with local businesses that might be affected by ocean acidification, building a plan for the future.
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.