A broad and integrated research effort is needed to fully understand the rate, magnitude, and variability of ocean acidification, its impacts on ecologically and economically important organisms, and the resulting implications on human populations and economies. Natural and social scientists, educators, fishers, boat operators, and hatchery owners are just a few of the people directly involved in this effort. The NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) is working with and reaching out to stakeholders from a diverse range of institutions in this effort.


The OAP is partnering with a wide variety of institutions with expertise in the program's research focus areas.