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An enhanced ocean acidification observing network: from people to technology to data synthesis and information exchange


Tilbrook, B and Jewett, EB and DeGrandpre, MD and Hernandez-Ayon, JM and Feely, RA and Gledhill, DK and Hansson, L and Isensee, K and Kurz, ML and Newton, JA and Siedlecki, SA and Chai, F and Dupont, S and Graco, M and Calvo, E and Greeley, D and Kapsenberg, L and Lebrec, M and Pelejero, C and Schoo, KL and Telszewski, M, An enhanced ocean acidification observing network: from people to technology to data synthesis and information exchange, Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, (JUN) Article 337. ISSN 2296-7745 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00337


A successful integrated ocean acidification (OA) observing network must include (1) scientists and technicians from a range of disciplines from physics to chemistry to biology to technology development; (2) government, private, and intergovernmental support; (3) regional cohorts working together on regionally specific issues; (4) publicly accessible data from the open ocean to coastal to estuarine systems; (5) close integration with other networks focusing on related measurements or issues including the social and economic consequences of OA; and (6) observation-based informational products useful for decision making such as management of fisheries and aquaculture. The Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON), a key player in this vision, seeks to expand and enhance geographic extent and availability of coastal and open ocean observing data to ultimately inform adaptive measures and policy action, especially in support of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. GOA-ON works to empower and support regional collaborative networks such as the Latin American Ocean Acidification Network, supports new scientists entering the field with training, mentorship, and equipment, refines approaches for tracking biological impacts, and stimulates development of lower-cost methodology and technologies allowing for wider participation of scientists. GOA-ON seeks to collaborate with and complement work done by other observing networks such as those focused on carbon flux into the ocean, tracking of carbon and oxygen in the ocean, observing biological diversity, and determining short- and long-term variability in these and other ocean parameters through space and time.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network, Sustainable Development Goal, ocean acidification, ecosystem stressors, capacity building
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information systems
Research Field:Information systems for sustainable development and the public good
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
UTAS Author:Tilbrook, B (Dr Bronte Tilbrook)
ID Code:150546
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:23
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2022-06-20
Last Modified:2022-06-20

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