SOLAS-IMBeR Ocean Acidification (SIOA)

The tasks of this group are the coordination of international research efforts and synthesis activities in ocean acidification.

At its first meeting (1-3 Dec 2009 at IOC-UNESCO, Paris), the SIOA identified topics for immediate attention:

  • Integration of the ocean acidification observing network with the ocean carbon network
  • Promotion of international experiments
  • Sharing experimental platforms
  • Regular updates of the “Guide for best practices on ocean acidification reserarch and data reporting”
  • Guiding principles on data sharing
  • Training students and early career scientists
  • Intercomparison exercises
  • Promote international exchange of students and postdocs
  • Promote collaboration between the natural and social sciences