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. 

Topic-based teams

  1. Carbon Dioxide Removal

    Carbon Dioxide Removal

    69 members

    A space to discuss emerging human-driven methods to remove and sequester carbon dioxide from the environment.

  2. Community Science Efforts

    Community Science Efforts

    69 members

    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.

  3. Data Management

    Data Management

    67 members

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

  4. DFO/NOAA + OA


    29 members

    A private team for the members of DFO/NOAA ocean acidification working groups (REM and Monitoring) to continue conversations between meetings

  5. Equipment & Troubleshooting

    Equipment & Troubleshooting

    125 members

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

  6. GOA-ON Community

    GOA-ON Community

    101 members

    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.

  7. GOA-ON OARS Decade Programme

    GOA-ON OARS Decade Programme

    15 members

    The Ocean Decade Action “OARS - Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability” is GOA-ON’s officially endorsed Programme for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

  8. High CO2 World EOCP Attendees

    High CO2 World EOCP Attendees

    17 members

    This is a group organized for early ocean career professionals (EOCPs), such as students and postdocs, attending the 5th International Symposium On The Ocean In A High CO2 World.

  9. Local Response and Action

    Local Response and Action

    84 members

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

  10. North East Atlantic OA Hub

    North East Atlantic OA Hub

    28 members

    Focuses on monitoring ocean acidification, evaluating consequences, and investigating mitigation and adaptation strategies in the European region of the North East Atlantic

  11. OA-HABs


    49 members

    A forum for discussing interactions of Ocean Acidification and Harmful Algal Blooms, the factors contributing to them, co-monitoring, and the development of better understanding and communication of risks and vulnerabilities.

  12. OCA Job Opportunities

    OCA Job Opportunities

    28 members

    A bulletin-board team for OCA-related job postings and those seeking jobs

  13. Pier2Peer Network

    Pier2Peer Network

    257 members

    A private team for Pier2Peer members to facilitate further networking within the growing community

  14. Policy & Management Strategies

    Policy & Management Strategies

    88 members

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

  15. Research & Monitoring

    Research & Monitoring

    154 members

    Discussion of science efforts within all relevant academic disciplines.

  16. Teachers, Educators & Content Creators

    Teachers, Educators & Content Creators

    104 members

    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.

Region-based teams

  1. Alaska


    46 members

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

  2. California Current

    California Current

    84 members

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

  3. Canada


    49 members

    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

  4. Gulf of Mexico

    Gulf of Mexico

    47 members

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

  5. Latin America/América Latina

    Latin America/América Latina

    8 members

    Sharing ocean acidification research and activities for the seas surrounding Latin America

  6. Mid Atlantic

    Mid Atlantic

    48 members

    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.

  7. Northeast


    94 members

    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.

  8. OA Med-Hub

    OA Med-Hub

    28 members

    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.

  9. OA-Africa


    14 members

    Facilitating dialogue between scientists, industry members and policymakers working on ocean acidification in Africa.

  10. OASeS


    24 members

    The Olympic Coast Ocean Acidification Sentinel Site (OASeS) is working to inform resource managers and coastal communities about the impacts of OA on its marine resources, cultures, communities and economies to ensure they are prepared for changing ocean

  11. Pacific Islands

    Pacific Islands

    59 members

    Focuses on coastal and ocean acidification in the Pacific Islands

  12. Southeast


    36 members

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

Latest news

1st OA Information Exchange microgrants awarded!
The grants went to two projects focusing on educating communities about the effects of ocean acidification
August 5, 2020
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!
Catch up on the OA Information Exchange's latest stats, initiatives, successes and plans. Long story short, our community is awesome!
August 22, 2019
Aging Gracefully
365 days is never enough, especially when it's crammed full of growth and learning.
November 26, 2018

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