State of the Science

A GCAN-led international group of ocean acidification scientists and GCAN members — including OA experts, students and stakeholders — has been collaborating for more than a year to develop a Gulf of Mexico Ocean Acidification “State of the Science” synthesis that will provide a biogeochemical analysis of current OA conditions, potential drivers, and information gaps.

The project is being led by Dr. Emily Osborne with NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratories (AOML) along with other group leaders, including Dr. Xinping Hu from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi (TAMUCC), Dr. Kim Yates (USGS), Dr. Emily Hall (Mote Marine Laboratory), Dr. Leticia Barbero (NOAA). International partners include Dr. J. Martin Hernandez-Ayo (U.S. Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico), Alain Munoz-Caravaca (Center for Environmental Studies in Cienfuegos, Cuba) and Cecilia Chapa-Balcorta (Instituto de Recursos, Universidad del Mar. Puerto Angel, Oaxaca, Mexico).

The GCAN group expects to submit the manuscript for publication within the coming months.