OA Research within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) and broader NOAA groups are developing ocean acidification plans. Many scientists are working within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary on ocean acidification research… This profile of ocean acidification experience and capabilities is to help poise the region for optimal contribution to societal needs for this information.


To address resource management information needs, the MBNMS often relies on regional partners and facilitates collaboration among research groups. In 2011, the MBNMS Research Activity Panel (RAP), a working group of the Sanctuary Advisory Council, determined ocean acidification was a research priority. MBNMS Staff and RAP surveyed regional institutions for those conducting ocean acidification research, and compiled information for the Sanctuary region.


HMS Hopkins Marine Station
LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
MBA Monterey Bay Aquarium
MBARI Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
MLML Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
NOS National Ocean Service
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
SDSU San Diego State University
STANFORD Stanford University
UCLA University of California, Los Angeles
UCSC University of California, Santa Cruz
UHM University of Hawaii, Manoa


Click here for a list of regional ocean acidification studies.

For more information, contact Andrew DeVogelaere at