Mr Jean-Pierre Gattuso, Laboratoire d'océanographie de Villefranche, France
Provide access for all researchers to a comprehensive list of bibliographic references on ocean acidification.
On-line open access bibliographic database
Good science is built on the foundations provided by previous research. It is therefore essential that newcomers have access to an exhaustive list of bibliographic references. It is a strenuous task to achieve at the level of individual researchers because of the sheer diversity of fields involved in ocean acidification (paleoceanography, biology, ecology, biogeochemistry, modelling, social and economic sciences, etc.).
The OA-ICC bibliographic database is based on an initiative developed by Jean-Pierre Gattuso (CNRS/UPMC) in 1995. The database continued to evolve and was maintained as part of the EU project EPOCA from 2008 to 2012 (Gattuso & Hansson, 2011). In July 2012, the maintenance and update of the database became one of the activities of the IAEA Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC).
The database includes journal articles, MSc and PhD dissertations, books, and book chapters, from 1922 to present. In March 2014, the database held more than 2000 references. The online version of the base includes citations, DOI's, abstracts and keywords allocated by the OA-ICC (see list below). Please note that the keywords identified by journals are not included, the ‘Author keywords’ in Mendeley are in fact the keywords specified by the OA-ICC.
An update to the database is provided to users every three months.