Ocean Acidification Program
NOAA OA Community Meeting and Mini-Symposium
5:00 pm MST
Hosted by NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program
- Scientists across disciplines and regions are informed of the most recent OAP-supported research efforts and findings
- As a community, needs are established to shape future strategic direction and goals of the OAP in line with the 2020 NOAA Ocean and Great Lakes Research Plan
- Collaborations are fostered within the OA research community to advance OAP strategic objectives
The NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) uses a multidisciplinary approach to understand how ocean chemistry is changing in response to ocean acidification (OA), how ecosystems are responding to these changes, and how human communities and economies may be affected. In close partnership with other NOAA programs, labs, and science centers, OAP supports an interdisciplinary range of intramural and extramural science in support of NOAA's mission and communicates OA science to the public and stakeholders. The OAP resides in NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), but also works closely with NOAA's other line offices including; National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS); National Environmental, Satellite, and Data Information Service (NESDIS); National Ocean Service (NOS); and Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO).
On January 7-9, 2020, the OAP will convene a meeting of its academic and federal partners and OAP-funded scientists in Miami, Florida to take stock of its science portfolio and partnerships and look forward to the coming decade of OA science at NOAA. Leveraging partnerships with programs and scientists across NOAA and other institutions, over the last decade OAP’s work has been guided by the 2010 NOAA Great Lakes and Ocean Acidification Research Plan (NOAA OA Plan), a ten year strategy which will be updated and released at the 2020 NOAA OA Community Meeting. While evaluating current work and setting the course for the future, an important aim of this meeting is to foster new and existing collaborations among scientists, both federally and academically affiliated, and between scientists and stakeholders.