Features

New OA website ...

A new online resource brings together OA infographics, publications, an ...

A primer on pH

What is commonly referred to as acidity is the concentration of hydroge ...

International W ...

International Workshop to Develop an Ocean Acidification Observing Netw ...

News

OA in Prince William Sound ...
Friday, August 22, 2014

Wave Glider to study how melting glaciers in Alaska may be intensifying ocean aci ...

Oceanic CO2 in the Tropica ...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Natural cycles and anthropogenic CO2 combine to cause rapid change ...

X-Prize $2 million pH sens ...
Monday, September 09, 2013

Rising levels of atmospheric carbon are resulting in higher levels of acidity. Br ...

Mission

To advance our scientific understanding of the ocean carbon cycle and how it is changing over time in support of NOAA's commitment to improve the Nation's ability to anticipate and respond to climate impacts and to conserve and manage healthy oceans, coastal ecosystems, and marine resources. Our research includes documenting the evolving state of the ocean carbon chemistry with high quality measurements on ships and autonomous platforms, studying the processes controlling the role of the ocean in the global carbon cycle, and investigating how rising atmospheric CO2 and climate change affect the chemistry of the oceans and its marine ecosystems.