THE SOCAN MISSION
The science of ocean and coastal acidification can be complicated and changing chemistry and its impacts vary by region. SOCAN focuses on the U.S. Southeast to understand how our coastal waters are changing and what this means for coastal resources.
COMMUNICATE WITH STAKEHOLDERS
The U.S. Southeast has many coastal resources considered vulnerable to acidification, such as shellfish and coral reefs. SOCAN seeks to inform stakeholders about acidification and coordinate approaches to drive monitoring and research to address stakeholder needs.
Current monitoring for acidification in the Southeast is limited but SOCAN has prioritized and is pursuing new locations to monitor coastal chemistry. We seek to leverage existing resources to expand acidification monitoring to answer questions about dynamic coastal conditions.