Catalyzing response to ocean & coastal acidification through the power of collaboration

The Ocean Acidification Information Exchange is an online community for professionals involved with or interested in the topics of ocean and coastal acidification (OCA). Our mission is to respond and adapt to OCA by fostering an online environment built on trust, where our members feel empowered to ask, answer, and learn from one another. 

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We are a community of scientists, educators, NGO and government employees, resource managers, fishers, aquaculturists, tribal representatives, and concerned citizens from all over the globe. By promoting the collegial exchange of information across disciplines and geographical boundaries, our goal is to facilitate the creation of more holistic, more effective response strategies and share lessons learned.

As a member, you can:

  • Post updates and comments with questions, answers or announcements
  • Share papers, media files, presentations and links
  • Add events to the community calendar, and host webinars through the platform
  • Join teams based on regions and topics of interest
  • Network with people from a variety of fields

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OA Information Exchange members can tailor their experience by joining regional or topic-based teams, and share updates with the entire community, their teams, or both. We currently have 17 teams, with more being added as our community continues to grow. 


Teams

Region-based

  • Alaska

    Alaska

    Focuses on understanding ocean acidification process, consequences, and adaptation strategies in Alaska.

  • California Current

    California Current

    Focuses on understanding the effects of ocean acidification on biological resources of the U.S. west coast.

  • Canada

    Canada

    Focuses on understanding changes in Canada’s oceans and coastal environments, the effects of ocean acidification on biological resources as well as building on collaborative networks and strategies to address ocean acidification in coastal communities

  • Gulf of Mexico

    Gulf of Mexico

    Focuses on building collaboration and strategies to address coastal and ocean acidification in Gulf of Mexico ecosystems.

  • Mid Atlantic

    Mid Atlantic

    Focuses on coastal and ocean acidification in the waters south of Long Island, including the coastal waters of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.

  • Northeast

    Northeast

    Focuses on coastal and ocean acidification in the waters from Long Island Sound to the Scotian Shelf, including the coastal wasters of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.

  • OA Med-Hub

    OA Med-Hub

    The OA Med-Hub network of scientists aim to better understand the effects of ocean acidification in the Mediterranean Sea, and collaborate to improve the resilience of ecosystems and coastal communities.

  • Pacific Islands

    Pacific Islands

    Focuses on coastal and ocean acidification in Hawaii and other Pacific Islands

  • Southeast

    Southeast

    Focuses on how coastal and ocean acidification affects estuaries and coral reefs in coastal waters of the Southeast U.S. states.


Topic-based

  • Community Science Efforts

    Community Science Efforts

    Welcomes dialogue about broadening our collective capacity for research, lessons learned from other community science programs, ideas for projects, and questions related to any of the above.

  • Data Management

    Data Management

    Focuses on matters related to the preparation, management, archiving, and serving of ocean acidification data and metadata.

  • Equipment & Troubleshooting

    Equipment & Troubleshooting

    A forum for discussing the equipment and procedures used for monitoring and lab work, in addition to common issues and troubleshooting tips.

  • GOA-ON Community

    GOA-ON Community

    Furthering the collaborative goals of the Global Ocean Acidification Observation Network (GOA-ON), including development of low-cost kits for measuring acidification and the Pier2Pier scientific mentorship program.

  • Local Response and Action

    Local Response and Action

    For members of industry and others operating locally at the interface of OA as a concept and a reality affecting jobs and ecosystems.

  • Policy & Management Strategies

    Policy & Management Strategies

    Brings together discussants working on policy and resource management from all levels of government and non-governmental organizations.

  • Research & Monitoring

    Research & Monitoring

    Discussion of science efforts within all relevant academic disciplines.

  • Teachers, Educators & Content Creators

    Teachers, Educators & Content Creators

    A resource for teachers and other educators who are interested in sharing and developing teaching materials, including labs and curricula, on the topic of ocean acidification.

Latest news

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Catch up on the OA Information Exchange's latest stats, initiatives, successes and plans. Long story short, our community is awesome!
August 22, 2019
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365 days is never enough, especially when it's crammed full of growth and learning.
November 26, 2018
The OA Info Exchange is 5 months old!
5 months, more than 500 users, and now it's your turn: come join us!
July 2, 2018

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