Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network

Ocean Acidification Community of Practice 

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RESOURCES

Learn more about OA research and monitoring in your area; connect with academic, government, industry, and private research partners; and contribute your research project to our catalog.

An ongoing catalog of OA research projects and monitoring infrastructure in Canada.

Burkeolators measure multiple parameters of ocean acidification simultaneously. Aside from pH the Burkeolator can also measure the concentration of aragonite (a form of calcium carbonate that is critical to shell formation), the amount of carbon dioxide gas dissolved in the seawater, and the total amount of carbon from non-organic sources. All these factors can affect shellfish growth.

Hakai - Quadra Island

DFO - St. Andrews Biological Station

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View data in real time at two Canadian sites!

BURKEOLATOR DATA

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Hakai chemical oceanographer Wiley Evans (right) and Oregon State professor Burke Hales (left) install Canada’s first Burke-o-Lator machine for measuring ocean acidification in the waters off Quadra Island, British Columbia. The beer bottles on the floor, after being cleaned, are used to store water samples from other locations before testing.

Photo by Josh Silberg