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Laura Ramajo (Chile), COP20, Lima, December 2014

"I was able to participate in the exhibition stand under the slogan HOT, SOUR AND BREATHLESS sponsored by the Plymouth Marine Lab (UK), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Scripps Institution of Oceanography and CMBC (USA), and Centro de Investigación e Innovación para el Cambio Climático (CIICC) of Universidad Santo Tomás (Chile). Delegates and observers from around the world heard about how the increase in atmospheric CO2 is warming, acidifying and de-oxygenating the oceans with the respective ecologic, social and economic consequences."

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."

Bibliographic database

Focal point:
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.

Our approach

On-line open access bibliographic database

Good science is built on a foundation of previous research. It is therefore essential that new researchers in the field 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. The database contained nearly 2500 references at the end of 2014. 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.

User instructions

Ocean Acidification OA-ICC is a group in Biological Sciences on Mendeley.