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Check out our Map of Canada's OA Resources. The goal of this project was to represent the important work going on in Canada, important OA institutions, and important people in the field, in a way that is easy to understand and see. If you are looking for what research is being done in certain regions 

Map Of Canada's OA Resources

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Aqua/Mariculture and Fisheries

Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program (ACRDP) is DFO initiative that promotes collaborative research activities between the aquaculture industry and the DFO, teaming industry representatives with DFO researchers. Potential projects are proposed by aquaculture producers and funded jointly through the ACRDP as well as the participating aquaculture producer collaborators.

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Policy Makers

The Commonwealth Blue Charter is an agreement by all 54 Commonwealth countries, adopted at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, April 2018.

Check out the website below

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The Commonwealth Blue Charter helped put together an Ocean Acidification policymakers handbook. This contains many of the tools that a policy maker needs to be acquainted with to effectively make decisions about Ocean Acidification

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Policy Makers
The OA Alliance is an international organization whose goal is to create a network of governments and organizations. They use this network to take action against the growing threat of Ocean Acidification to protect coastal communities all over the world.

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OA Action Plans include strategies for reducing carbon emissions and local land-based pollution, strengthening monitoring nearshore to better understand and predict local conditions, investing in adaptive measures in partnership with industry or seafood dependent communities, and advancing information sharing strategies that help policy makers respond.

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OA Alliance Member case studies describe real, tangible actions that members are taking—or will take—to better understand and respond to the threat of ocean acidification and other climate-ocean impacts. For more information see below.

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The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030, Ocean Decade for short) will support a new cooperative framework to ensure that global ocean science provides greater benefits for ocean ecosystems and wider society.

Check out the website for plans and events that are being hosted

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Public and Educators

Educational Resource: How to make homemade pH strips in 5 easy steps

Watch our new video on our YouTube channel or our tiktok to learn how to run the experiment

If you are interested in running this experiment with your group/class we have created a teaching guide which dives into the science behind this experiment. Click the button to downloads the teaching resource.

Public and Educators
Create an Ocean Acidification Action Plan!

Governments across the world use action plans to help solve problems facing the world. Action Plans can be used by more people than just governments, they can be used by any individual or group that is faced with a problem! The OA CoP has created an educational resource outlining how to design a Action plan of your own that can be used to address OA in your community and beyond! This resource is targeted for students but could be used by anyone looking to make an action plan!

What was the impact of you/your classes or groups project? We would love to hear about your success stories! Success stories can be featured on our website and social media!

Our OA CoP team is excited to help with any and all groups using this resource. We are happy to virtually help teach this lesson and give more information on ocean acidification in Canada. If you are interested in a member of our team coming into your classroom or visiting your group please reach out to our community coordinator at

What is Ocean Acidification?

Ocean Acidification is a change in ocean chemistry that is caused by absorption of excess atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). OA is a global issue and is frequently overlooked in Climate Change conversations. More than ¼ of excess CO2 in the atmosphere is dissolved in our oceans annually. Globally, our oceans have become approximately 30% more acidic over the last 200 years - as human CO2 emissions rise, so will the acidity of our oceans.

January 8th is OA Day 2023. 

In 2018, The Ocean Foundation launched its Waves of Change campaign to raise awareness of the issue of ocean acidification. The 8th of January was chosen as 8.1 is the current pH of the ocean, and our goal is to ensure that the pH of the ocean does not fall below that level.

Designed to educate users on the issue of ocean acidification, the website includes interactive elements that test readers’ knowledge on the topic as well as forecast the effects of ocean acidification over time across important topics such as tourism, fisheries, biodiversity, and more.

See the website below!

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Scientists and Researchers

Have professional questions about OA, how to conduct research, data set, and more? Connect with the Canadian and global OA communities here!
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Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) sampling standard gives guidance on the proper way to execute ocean acidification observations, to allow for data to be compared world wide. It also gives advice on what to kinds of data to collect and and how to submit to the  SDG 14.3.1 Indicator, for world-wide comparison.

Follow the link below for the website

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Resource Managers

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[NavHub] is an example of a Canadian community of scientist that is working to increase coordination of oceanic scientific knowledge. For more examples of organizations like this please see our external resources page:

Multiple researchers, agencies and organizations in the Northwest Atlantic are conducting vulnerability assessments for a range of different purposes, spatial scales, and approaches. The Northwest Atlantic Vulnerability Hub [NavHub] is a community of practice that connects scientists, managers and industry leaders, who are developing, applying, and using vulnerability assessments in support of decision-making. [NavHub] coordinates talks on some Fridays about a variety of topics related to vulnerability assessments.

If you would like to present a talk on your vulnerability work, please email Please keep an eye on the events page for the announcement of upcoming talks and events.
For more information, please contact and Leigh Howarth (

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Students and Early Career


Pier2Peer is a GOA-ON program that matches early career scientists with senior researchers across the globe. This program provides opportunities for knowledge exchange, conferences, scholarships, post doc positions and more!

If you are interested check out their website! 

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