Ocean Acidification Africa is a pan-African network specifically convened to coordinate and promote ocean acidification (OA) awareness and research in Africa. Research activities on ocean acidification and related stressors on the African continent are developing rapidly in response to a clear need for action to minimize and address the impacts posed by changing climatic and system wide changes. OA-Africa is composed by scientists interested in conducting research on ocean acidification monitoring and observation in Africa and they are part of the wider Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network
OA-Africa aims to:
- Ensure Africa is resilient and knowledgeable of potential threats and mitigation/adaptation strategies available to combat ocean acidification.
- Develop a network of scientists working together to provide (1) information to stakeholders and policymakers, (2) provide guidance and direction (3) coordinate activities related to OA research and monitoring (4) identify broad support for increase OA research and monitoring (5) promote the advancement of science.
- Facilitate collaboration between scientists, stakeholders, and policymakers to build understanding of social, biological, and physical impacts and implications of ocean acidification
The OA-Africa network continues to grow and engage scientists across the continent:
Four workshops with over 100 scientists, graduate students, technicians, and managers are already part of the network. Contact us if you are interested in participating