Ensure that high-quality information on ocean acidification is communicated to key end users in an effective way
- Web site and news stream
The objective is for the OA-ICC web site to be a one-stop-shop for information on ocean acidification. To assist the reader, the information will be presented according to audience (scientists, policy makers and other stakeholders, media, schools and the general public), and according to language. Please do not hesitate to provide input and suggestions to make this site as useful as possible. The OA-ICC News Stream provides daily ocean acidification news (scientific articles and media coverage).
- International collaboration on dissemination and knowledge exchange
The OA-ICC works in close collaboration with the Ocean Acidification International Reference User Group (OA-iRUG) and other research programmes and organisations around the world in order to make best use of information and dissemination resources on ocean acidification. The RUG approach ensures fast and effective dissemination of scientific findings to policy makers, marine managers and the general public. You will find more information on the OA-iRUG here.
- Support of international partnership at major conferences and events, e.g. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conferences of the Parties (UNFCCC COPs)
The OA-ICC participated in an international partnership that presented an exhibition stand and the publication “Hot, sour and breathless – ocean under stress” at the UNFCCC COP18 in Doha, Qatar, 26 November – 7 December 2012. The UNFCCC is an international environmental treaty that is aimed at stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. This growing partnership has been active at the UNFCCC meetings since 2009 and at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20 in 2012. These partners include the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme (UKOA; 27 partners from the UK), European Programme on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA; 32 partners from 10 countries), Mediterranean Sea Acidification in a Changing Climate Programme (MedSeA; 16 partners from 10 countries), Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification Programme (BIOACID; 19 partners from Germany), Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography, OCEANA and the OA-ICC. The last major UN Climate Change Conference – COP19/ CMP9 - took place in Warsaw, Poland, in November 2013.