In order to reach the goals of the NOAA Ocean Acidification program (OAP) as outlined in the FOARAM Act (33 U.S.C. Chapter 50, Sec. 3701-3708), clear communication among scientists, resource managers, policy makers and the public is vital. Such communication must include scientists sharing recent research findings with their peers and others. Educators and communicators can also communicate current research and possible implications of research findings to managers, policy makers, and the public so that informed decisions can be made regarding adaptation strategies and policy implementation.


IWG-OA Webinars: The Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification (IWG-OA) hosts webinars in an effort to build the nation's capacity to work on ocean acidification, sharing technical information and fostering coordination of research.

SOARCE Webinars: This webinar series provides ocean acidification communication tools to formal & informal educators, and stakeholders across the country. All webinars are archived here. 


3RD BLUE PLANET SYMPOSIUMMay 31st - June 7th, 2017

The 3rd Blue Planet Symposium will serve as a forum for discussion of societal information needs resulting from the important role the oceans play in Earth’s life-support system and the challenge of minimizing the impacts of human activities on the oceans while utilizing the resources of the oceans to meet our needs. The symposium will also be a platform for the participating communities to exchange information on their activities and identify potential pilot and prototype projects for Blue Planet to focus on in the coming years.

GOLDSCHMIDT 2017, August 13th-August 18th, 2017

Session on Chemistry of the Ocean (Past, Present and Future):  This session focuses on the processes that determine the distribution of chemical substances in the ocean and the internal ocean processes (ocean biogeochemistry, mixing and circulation) as well as ocean-atmosphere, ocean-land and ocean sediment interactions that shape these distributions. Such processes are indicative of climate, environment and ecosystem changes in the past, present and future.


The 10th anniversary International Carbon Dioxide Conference will provide participants with an integrated, interdisciplinary view of the global carbon cycle and its perturbation by humans. Conference themes include the contemporary carbon cycle, its trends, variability and observations, the paleo perspective and planetary boundaries, biogeochemical processes and their feedbacks and linkages with ecosystems, climate and socio-economic processes, scenarios for the future and steps toward long-term Earth system stability, as well as carbon cycle research in support of the Paris agreement.