Multimedia Resources

This page is an evolving resource for the public, providing links to videos, classroom teaching tools, and more. The ICC also maintains a list of resources according to audience and language.


World Bank – Massive Online Climate Change Course (2014)

Dr Carol Turley from Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK) summarises the current state of knowledge on Ocean Acidification.

Google Earth ocean acidification (2012)

A Google Earth tour explores the phenomenon of ocean acidification and explains why even small changes to ocean chemistry could have profound implications for marine life and future economic activities. Follow the tour as we fly from the Great Barrier Reef to remote islands in the Arctic and the bubbling seabed off Vesuvius in Italy. Hear stories of how ocean acidification is already affecting marine life and livelihoods’ dependent on a healthy ocean, such as shellfish farming. (From IGBP news, October 2012.)

The Other CO2 Problem

A short film made by kids: A short, powerful and entertaining animation about the issue of ocean acidification, produced by Ridgeway School (Plymouth, UK) and Plymouth Marine Laboratory. Funded by the European Project on OCean Acidification.

Spanish | French | Italian

Arctic Ocean Acidification – Movie (2013)

The Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPrize

The XPrize for ocean health is a $2 million competition “to improve our understanding of ocean acidification” and “how CO2emissions are affecting ocean acidification, with breakthrough sensors that can help us begin the process of healing our ocean.” Click through for more details on the competition. The final phase takes place in May 2015 (click here for the competition schedule).

Warsaw Climate Change Conference – November 2013

Special Event on ocean acidification at the UN COP19 meeting in Warsaw, Poland, 18 November 2013
Session video (click here)

IAEA Scientific Forum on Ocean Acidification

This session of the Scientific Forum focused on the particular challenge of climate change and ocean acidification. The session highlighted the Ocean Acidification – International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) established at the IAEA Laboratories in Monaco.


Explore the ocean with NOAA’s Science on a Sphere

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) created data visualisations for “Science on a Sphere”. You can see all of the ocean data available for the display, with videos, on the NOAA Oceans datasets web page.

Biosphere with Carbon Dioxide concentration measured at Mauna Loa Ocean Jan 2010
Ocean Acidification Ocean Feb 2011
Ocean Acidification pH Ocean Feb 2011
Ocean Acidification Saturation State Ocean Feb 2011

The Pacific Marine Environment Laboratory

Visit the US NOAA PMEL Links to OA Information page.

CarboEurope Education

An EU-funded project launched CarboSchools that taught students about carbon emissions, climate change and more at the CarboEurope education page. The teaching materials are still online, as are a library of documents aimed at teaching about ocean acidification.

Virtual Ocean Acidification laboratory

Hosted by Stanford University, the virtual lab is available in 5 languages.


The BIOACID booklet includes experiments and is available in German and English. See

Smithsonian Institution

The US Smithsonian Institution, which runs research centres and the American Museum of Natural History, maintains a page with basic information and lesson plans for teachers.

Interactive Map of Global Ocean Acidification

An interactive online map of Ocean Acidification Around the World is cosponsored by the company ESRI and based on GIS mapping from NOAA. Hop around the globe to see different impacts of higher CO2 on the oceans.

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