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Supporting integrative ocean acidification research

 
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    Juvenile of the Mediterranean pteropod Cavolinia inflexa. The green part represent the shell stained with the fluorochrome calcein (Steeve Comeau, LOV-CNRS).
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    Juvenile of the Arctic pteropod Limacina helicina collected in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard (Steeve Comeau, LOV-CNRS).
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    Calcidiscus leptoporus grown in batch cultures (Jeremy Young, Natural History Museum).
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    Measurement of calcification and transport of trace metals using radioisotopes (Jean-Louis Teyssié, International Atomic Energy Agency).
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    Continuous cultures set up (chemostat) to test the effects of CO2 partial pressures on phytoplankton (Sarah Fiorini, LOV-CNRS and NIOO).
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    Measurement of calcification and transport of trace metals using radioisotopes (Jean-Louis Teyssié, International Atomic Energy Agency).
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    Collecting benthic organisms for ocean acidification perturbation experiments at Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard (Marie-Dominique Pizay, LOV-CNRS).
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    Ocean acidification perturbation experiments at Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard (Jean-Pierre Gattuso, LOV-CNRS).
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    Ocean acidification perturbation experiments using sediment cores at Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard (Jean-Pierre Gattuso, LOV-CNRS).
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    Ocean acidification perturbation experiments on pteropods at Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard (Jean-Pierre Gattuso, LOV-CNRS).

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Oceanic uptake of atmospheric CO2 released by humans is altering global seawater chemistry in ways that will affect marine biota, ecosystems, and biogeochemistry. Forecasting these impacts requires an integrated understanding of the linkages among ecosystem components and feedbacks to climate. This website provides a clearinghouse of ocean acidification news and information to support the scientific research community, and it is maintained by the OCB Project Office, with oversight from the Ocean Acidification Subcommittee of the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) program.



Ocean Acidification Daily News

Keep up to date on ocean acidification news and science with the European Project on OCean Acidification (EPOCA) Blog on Ocean Acidification.




OCEAN ACIDIFICATION HEADLINES

  • Paul G. Allen Ocean Challenge, as part of a larger ocean health initiative, and in collaboration with The Oceanography Society, is offering a $10,000 prize for the most promising new science-based concept for mitigating environmental and/or societal impacts of ocean acidification (application deadline: July 31, 2013, more information).
  • NRC reviews Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Plan

  • OCB prepares open letter recommending that ocean acidification be considered a key consideration for international decisionmakers





Last updated: February 27, 2013