An Enhanced Ocean Acidification Observing Network: From People to Technology to Data Synthesis and Information Exchange

Type Article
Date 2019-06
Language English
Author(s) Tilbrook BronteORCID1, 2, Jewett Elizabeth B.3, Degrandpre Michael D.4, Martin Hernandez-Ayon Jose5, Feely Richard A.6, Gledhill Dwight K.3, Hansson Lina7, Isensee Kirsten8, Kurz Meredith L.3, Newton Janet A.9, 10, Siedlecki Samantha A.11, Chai Fei12, 13, Dupont Sam14, Graco Michelle15, Calvo EvaORCID16, Greeley Dana6, Kapsenberg Lydia16, Lebrec MarineORCID7, Pelejero CarlesORCID16, 17, Schoo Katherina L.8, Telszewski Maciej18
Affiliation(s) 1 : CSIRO, Oceans & Atmosphere, Hobart, Tas, Australia.
2 : Univ Tasmania, Antarctic Climate & Ecosyst Cooperat Res Ctr, Hobart, Tas, Australia.
3 : NOAA, Ocean Acidificat Program, Silver Spring, MD USA.
4 : Univ Montana, Dept Chem & Biochem, Missoula, MT 59812 USA.
5 : Univ Autonoma Baja California, Inst Invest Oceanol, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
6 : NOAA, Pacific Marine Environm Lab, 7600 Sand Point Way Ne, Seattle, WA 98115 USA.
7 : Ocean Acidificat Int Coordinat Ctr, Int Atom Energy Agcy Environm Labs, Monaco, Monaco.
8 : Sci & Cultural Org, Intergovernmental Oceanog Commiss United Nations, Paris, France.
9 : Univ Washington, Appl Phys Lab, Seattle, WA 98105 USA.
10 : Univ Washington, Coll Environm, Seattle, WA 98195 USA.
11 : Univ Connecticut, Dept Marine Sci, Groton, CT 06340 USA.
12 : Minist Nat Resources, State Key Lab Satellite Ocean Environm Dynam, Inst Oceanog 2, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, Peoples R China.
13 : Univ Maine, Sch Marine Sci, Orono, ME USA.
14 : Univ Gothenburg, Dept Biol & Environm Sci, Kristineberg, Sweden.
15 : Inst Mar Peru, Lima, Peru.
16 : CSIC, Inst Ciencies Mar, Barcelona, Spain.
17 : Inst Catalana Recerca & Estudis Avancats, Barcelona, Spain.
18 : Polish Acad Sci, Inst Oceanol, Sopot, Poland.
Source Frontiers In Marine Science (2296-7745) (Frontiers Media Sa), 2019-06 , Vol. 6 , P. 337 (21p.)
DOI 10.3389/fmars.2019.00337
WOS© Times Cited 44
Keyword(s) Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network, Sustainable Development Goal, ocean acidification, ecosystem stressors, capacity building

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.

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Tilbrook Bronte, Jewett Elizabeth B., Degrandpre Michael D., Martin Hernandez-Ayon Jose, Feely Richard A., Gledhill Dwight K., Hansson Lina, Isensee Kirsten, Kurz Meredith L., Newton Janet A., Siedlecki Samantha A., Chai Fei, Dupont Sam, Graco Michelle, Calvo Eva, Greeley Dana, Kapsenberg Lydia, Lebrec Marine, Pelejero Carles, Schoo Katherina L., Telszewski Maciej (2019). An Enhanced Ocean Acidification Observing Network: From People to Technology to Data Synthesis and Information Exchange. Frontiers In Marine Science, 6, 337 (21p.). Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :