Addressing Regional Gaps in OA Monitoring
The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Acidification Network (GCAN) and the Southeast Coastal and Ocean Acidification Network (SOCAN) joined together to assess regional monitoring gaps for ocean acidification (OA).
The Networks have developed brief summaries of research and monitoring gaps identified in the 2022 Ocean Chemistry Coastal Community Vulnerability Assessment of the Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification (IWGOA) as mandated by the 2020 Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act. They’ve also developed a new survey tool to gather additional information on social and environmental vulnerabilities in the Southeastern U.S. and the Gulf of Mexico. The survey is designed to identify ocean acidification vulnerabilities, research needs and monitoring priorities so that new monitoring tools can be deployed.
Special thanks to GCAN Steering Committee Co-Chair Dr. Kimberly Yates for coordinating the reports.