Catalyzing response to ocean and coastal acidification through collaboration & information sharing

The Ocean Acidification Information Exchange and its members advance understanding of ocean and coastal acidification through collaboration and information sharing to better prepare communities to respond and adapt to acidification.

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The OA Information Exchange is a place to swap ideas, share resources, and interact with people in a variety of disciplines across many regions. 

We welcome members of government, scientists, citizen scientists, educators, NGO employees, resource managers, fishers, aquaculturists, concerned citizens, and others to join the conversation! 

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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 16 teams, with more being added as our community continues to grow. 



  • 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.

  • 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


    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.

  • Pacific Islands

    Pacific Islands

    Focuses on coastal and ocean acidification in Hawaii and other U.S. Pacific Islands

  • Southeast


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


  • Citizen Science

    Citizen Science

    The OAIE Citizen Science team links community and volunteer water sampling programs with resources and information needed to monitor ocean and coastal acidification. The team welcomes dialogue about broadening our collective capacity for OCA research. Get

  • Data Management

    Data Management

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

  • Education and Outreach

    Education and Outreach

    Focuses on sharing and developing materials and strategies related to ocean acidification education and outreach.

  • GOA-ON Kits

    GOA-ON Kits

    Focuses on collaboration to develop standard, low-cost kits for measuring ocean acidification, to collectively troubleshoot problems, and to share updates on how kits are being utilized.

  • Local Response and Action

    Local Response and Action

    Targets industry (aquaculture, wild fisheries, tourism, etc), resource managers from all levels of government, technology developers, and scientists whose efforts advance ways to protect and enhance marine resources and the ecosystems that support them.

  • Observation and Detection of Impacts

    Observation and Detection of Impacts

    Focuses on scientific efforts from all relevant academic disciplines.

  • Policy and resource management

    Policy and resource management

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

  • Sensors and Equipment

    Sensors and Equipment

    Focuses on sensors and other equipment and the calibration and quality control of data from them. Provides a forum for discussing standard procedures commonly used for ocean and coastal acidification monitoring and laboratory work.

Latest news

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
Over 350 users now on the Ocean Acidification Information Exchange (OAIE)
In just two short months we now have over 350 users on the OAIE!
April 20, 2018
Welcome to OAIE
We are excited to announce the launch of this new collaboration tool.
February 1, 2018

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Upcoming events

  1. Oct 2 Webinar: Managing Global Acidification on a Regional Scale: How the US Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Coastal Acidification Networks (MACAN and NECAN) Are Working to Understand Impacts through Partnerships 10 AM - 11 AM Pacific Daylight Time
  2. Oct 15 Eco-DAS XIII: Ecological Dissertations in the Aquatic Sciences
  3. Oct 21 Dissertations Symposium in Chemical Oceanography (DISCO)
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