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Abed El Rahman HASSOUN (Lebanon), SOLAS Summer School 2013

"OA-ICC [...] provided for me the opportunity to present my research work to the international ocean research community, to meet experts and colleagues from all over the world and discuss with them about my results, share ideas and build a strong network with peers for future scientific collaborations."

Joint experiments and facilities

Mesocosms developed by GEOMAR and used during a field campaign of the European project EPOCA in summer 2010 (c) N. Cobbing

Focal points:
Mr James Barry, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, USA
Mr Ulf Riebesell, GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany


Promote and facilitate international collaboration and joint experiments, and encourage and support international cooperation by providing access to joint research platforms and large-scale facilities.

Our approach

  • Support of scientific visits and encourage collaboration

    The OA-ICC intends to support a limited number of researchers to travel to international research facilities and early-career scientists for short-term visits to pre-defined host laboratories.

  • Information sharing

    Facilitate collaboration through the identification of opportunities and mapping of on-going experiments. Opportunities and useful resources will be posted below.

  • Support of scientists to use platforms and facilities

    Long-term in situ observations and high-quality experiments at the community and ecosystem level require community resources and facilities which are typically not available to individual research groups. Other important research activities requiring joint efforts of the scientific community are inter-comparison studies and experimental and observational approaches combining multiple disciplines. The OA-ICC intends to support a limited number of researchers to travel to defined platforms and facilities. More information will become available shortly.

Opportunities for collaboration

A data compilation on the biological response to ocean acidification initiated by the EU projects EUR-OCEANS and EPOCA has been resumed in the framework of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) project “Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC)”.

If you are a scientist publishing on the biological response to ocean acidification, you will likely be contacted in the future. The OA-ICC thanks you in advance for sharing your data, it is a great way to get more cited!

If you are looking for potential partners for your research projects, do not hesitate to contact us by email at oa-icc(at)iaea.org. We will make sure your message is forwarded to the OA community and gets enough visibility on the OA-ICC news stream and website.


Norwegian Polar Institute

  • Contact: Peter Thor, Norwegian Polar Institute, peter.thor(at)npolar.no
  • Brief research focus: We study the importance of adaptation and phenotypic plasticity in the response to OA in a range of animals. Our present focus is pelagic copepods. Evolutionary effects are studied by observations of phenotypic and genotypic variation through several generations. We also study changes in full genome expression by RNA sequencing.
  • Potential collaborator focus: Evolutionary biology
  • Start date: 2014
  • End date: ongoing

Useful resources