Open comment period for US OA Strategic Research Plan

Posted on EPOCA: 16 Jul 2012

 The Federal Register Notice notifying the public of an open comment period for the US OA Strategic Research Plan (written by the Interagency Working Group on OA) was posted last week. Comments must be received on or before September 10, 2012.

We are advising the public that a Draft Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification is being made available for public review and comment. The Draft Research Plan presents a vision for how to move Federal agencies toward a better understanding of the process of ocean acidification, its effects on marine ecosystems, and the steps that could be taken to adapt marine resource management to account for it.

Please visit to view and provide comments on the draft Strategy. Comments can be submitted via an online form or by submitting revised version of the strategy, with changes tracked, to NMFS.ST.OAStrategy(at) Alternatively, you may send comments by U.S. mail to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service, ATTN: OA Strategy Coordinator, 1315 East-West Highway, F/ST7, Silver Spring, MD 20910.Show citation box

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Jennifer Howard, 301-713-8173, NMFS.ST.OAStrategy(at)

Office of the Federal Register (US), 11 July 2012. Web site.