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Ocean Acidification Program News

U.S. Ocean Acidification Action Plan, Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal Fast Track Action Committee named as key national accomplishments

Major actions for the Ocean Climate Action Plan

The Ocean Climate Action Plan (OCAP), released by the Biden-Harris Administration in March 2023, serves  as a roadmap for taking ambitious actions on ocean climate priorities. Within the OCAP, marine carbon dioxide removal (mCDR) is a main theme under the goal of creating a carbon-neutral future. Also a priority topic was addressing ocean acidification.

In April 2024, the White House released an OCAP Progress Report to highlight the progress of Federal agencies in implementing this ambitious plan. The release of the U.S. Ocean Acidification Action Plan by NOAA and the U.S. State Department was highlighted as a key accomplishment in addressing and mitigating the impacts of a changing climate.

The report also highlights NOAA’s investment in mCDR research. This includes NOAA Ocean Acidification Program’s announcement of a $24 million investment in mCDR research, on behalf of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP), and in partnership with DOE, the Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Climateworks. The report also calls attention to NOAA and DOE’s funding of an mCDR research project at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL), in partnership with Ebb Carbon, NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, and the University of Washington.

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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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