To document the status and progress of ocean acidification in open-ocean and coastal environments and to understand its drivers and impacts on marine ecosystems, it will be necessary to develop a coordinated multidisciplinary multinational approach for observations. In partnership with the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program, the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project, and the Global Ocean Observing System, the University of Washington is hosting a workshop on June 26-28th to take steps to develop a global ocean acidification monitoring network.
The primary goals are to identify:
- the locations and components of the observing networks including repeat hydrographic surveys, underway measurements on volunteer observing ships, moorings, floats and gliders
- a minimum suite of measurements and performance metrics for physical, chemical, and biological parameters and
- a strategic approach to data quality assurance and data integration and distribution.
We ask that any researchers actively or planning on measuring ocean acidification parameters send the following information to email@example.com in order to create an interactive map for all current and planned Ocean Acidification platforms. This information will allow for a productive workshop and an effective international carbon ocean acidification observing network. Sincere thanks.
Dr. Jan Newton
Director, Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS)
Contact e-mail address:
For each Ocean Acidification Platform:
Type of Platform (examples include but are not limited to: mooring, profiling glider, ship of opportunity, pier, float):
For stationary platforms, Latitude and Longitude of deployment:
For cruises, gliders, floats, and other non-stationary platforms: Coordinates of completed and/or anticipated track line. Please provide coordinates with at least 5° resolution of latitude and longitude so the track line can be drawn on a Google world map. An attached file with the coordinates is acceptable.
Date of deployment:
Duration of deployment:
Sensors planned, including name and approximate depth of each parameter being measured: