- Now completed, the former EU FP7 project: European Project on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA) included two experiments in the Arctic, in 2009 and 2010 (blog links are also below).
- Biological Impacts of Ocean ACIDification (BIOACID) is a scientific programme to study a range of ocean settings, from pelagic (or shallow near-shore) and coral reefs, to species interactions and ocean services. See the BIOACID blog about the KOSMOS experiment here.
- The EU FP7 project: Mediterranean Sea Acidification in a changing climate (MedSeA) includes two experiments in France, MedSeA Villefranche 2013, and in Crete, MedSeA Crete 2013.
- eFOCE is the European Free Ocean CO2 Enrichment experiment, one of the programmes to validate an experimental system that adds CO2 in situ for experiments. After testing the technology, in partnership with other research institutes, eFOCE will deploy it in the Mediterranean (see xFOCE below for other sites).
- The University of Otago Ocean Acidification Research Theme supports researchers in a wide array of fields that relate to ocean acidification in New Zealand, holding bimonthly meetings to present cutting edge research.
- The UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme (UKOA) hosts a consortia of experiments in UK waters and Arctic regional waters, led by researchers from UK universities and research organisations.
The US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) includes projects in Alaskan waters, the Gulf of Mexico, and off the US East Coast. For a complete list, see the NOAA OAP Current Projects page.
- The US Ocean Chemistry and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Ocean Acidification website is a clearinghouse of information for researchers. The site is maintained by the OCB Project Office, with oversight from the program’s Ocean Acidification Subcommittee, and OCB is sponsored in part by EPOCA and UKOA.
- The Bodega Ocean Acidification Research (BOAR) consortium monitors and conducts experiments and field research in Bodega Bay, California, and is part of the University of California, Davis.
- Ocean Margin Ecosystems Group for Acidification Studies (OMEGAS) is a consortium of scientists on the US West Coast, studying the impacts of ocean acidification in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME).
- University of Washington Ocean Acidification Research examines the North American continental shelf in the northern Pacific.
Experiments and Laboratory Facilities
- xFOCE – Free Ocean CO2 Enrichment (FOCE) Experiments: Researchers in FOCE use a system that bubbles carbon dioxide to in-situ field experiments. The technology has been used in
- Heron Island, Australia: Coral Proto FOCE (cpFOCE)
- Monterey Bay, CA, USA: Deep FOCE (dpFOCE)
- Villefranche-sur-Mer, France: European FOCE (eFOCE)
- Pacific Grove, CA, USA: Shallow Water FOCE (swFOCE)
- Casey Station, Antarctica: Antarctic FOCE (antFOCE)
- ASSEMBLE is the Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories and part of the EU FP7. ASSEMBLE offers marine infrastructure, a virtual toolbox and online database of marine organisms, among other resources, including workshops.
- Mesocosm Facility for Ocean Acidification Impact Study, State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science at Xiamen University, is a mesocosm study with floating platform in Wuyuan Bay.
- Australia Institute of Marine Sciences maintains a marine aquarium facility based in Cape Ferguson, in Queensland. The tropical ocean research facility is called the National Sea Simulator (SeaSim).
Blogs from regional and local experiments, by year:
- EPOCA Arctic 2009 blog
- EPOCA Arctic 2010 blog – read about the researchers’ experiences in the Arctic in German, Dutch, English, Danish and more.
- MedSeA Stareso 2012
- MedSeA Villefranche 2013
- MedSeA Crete 2013
- BIOACID KOSMOS blog 2013
- Friday Harbor facilities 2013