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Welcome to the Ocean Acidification Research Theme

Who we are

We are a group of scientists who, in 2006, began to recognise the importance of the chemical and biological effects of ocean acidification in the New Zealand and Pacific context.
What is ocean acidification?

Early on, we realised that seawater carbonate chemists and marine biologists needed to work together if we are to fully understand how it might impact our coastal and open oceans.

Originally, we were a group of scientists from the University of Otago including the Departments of Botany, Chemistry and Marine Science and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd (NIWA); today, we collaborate with researchers across New Zealand and overseas.
Department of Botany
Department of Chemistry
Department of Marine Science
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

How we advance the study of ocean acidification

We support ocean acidification research across New Zealand, and especially at Otago. We host bimonthly meetings of researchers where cutting-edge science is presented and discussed.

We support an annual workshop for ocean acidification workers across New Zealand (and increasingly from overseas), sponsoring international speakers and assisting students to attend. And we support students traveling to present their acidification work at conferences around the world.

For information about any of these, please contact our Director Linn Hoffmann.

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