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Ocean Acidification - ME5201

Summary Objective:
The UK Ocean Acidification Programme is a programme of research jointly funded by Defra, NERC and DECC. The programmes objectives are: to reduce uncertainties in predictions of carbonate chemistry changes and their effects on marine biogeochemistry, ecosystems and other components of the Earth System, and to understand the responses to ocean acidification and other climate change related stressors by marine organisms, biodiversity and ecosystems including an improved understanding of their resistance or susceptibility to acidification.

Key customer Purpose:
The Programme aims to provide data and effective advice to policy makers and managers of marine bioresources on the possible size and timescale of the risks of ocean acidification to allow for development of appropriate mitigation and adaptation strategies.
Project Documents
• TPS - Two Page Summary : Two Page Summary: ME5201 What are the potential impacts of ocean acidification on commercial fisheries in the UK?   (371k)
• Two Page Summary : Two Page Summary: ME5201 What are the impacts of ocean acidification?   (150k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2009

To: 2014

Cost: £12,150,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Natural Environment Research Council