ABOUT

OCEAN & COASTAL ACIDIFICATION

The burning of fossil fuels has resulted in an increase of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.  The oceans absorb about one-third of this carbon dioxide, resulting in changes to ocean chemistry.  Additionally, increases in freshwater and nutrient runoff can also cause changes in the carbonate chemistry of coastal waters.  These local and regional processes play a particularly important role in acidification of the Southeast region. Explore monitoring locations and ecosystem chemistry below.

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PUBLICATION: 
Acidification in the U.S. Southeast

WEBINAR: 
SOCAN Town Hall

The SOCAN Town Hall on September 10, 2020 is available for viewing.  If you missed it, or you are interested in watching it again, click here.

ESTUARIES

SECOORA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Ocean Acidification Program are facilitating the operation of the SOCAN to support and encourage discussions on ocean and coastal acidification in the Southeast region.