NOAA researchers and managers are working to coordinate ocean acidification research efforts

 Ocean acidification has the potential to seriously threaten the future health of the world’s oceans and the significant economic benefits they provide to humankind. This rapidly emerging scientific issue has raised serious concerns across the scientific and resource management communities as to possible ecological and economic impacts.  In response to these concerns, 70 scientists throughout NOAA developed the NOAA Ocean and Great Lakes Acidification Research Plan to present a consensus research strategy for NOAA to advance the understanding of the impacts of ocean acidification and to address related challenges to local and national ecosystems and communities.