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Nithiyaa Nilamani (Malaysia), 4th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World, 3-6 may 2016, Hobart, Australia

"My sincere thanks to the OA-ICC for making it possible for me to present my research at the 4th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World. During the symposium, there were exchange of many experiences, suggestions and opinions with experts that would be very beneficial for the advancement of OA study to the newbie countries like Malaysia. It also gave me an opportunity to make new friends, renew old acquaintances and discuss potential collaboration.”

Abed El Rahman HASSOUN (Lebanon), 3rd GOA-ON Science Workshop, 8-10 May 2016, Hobart, Australia

"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.