Chemical aspects of ocean acidification monitoring in the ICES marine area.
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Hydes, David J.
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It is estimated that oceans absorb approximately a quarter of the total anthropogenic releases of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere each year. This is leading to acidification of the oceans, which has already been observed through direct measurements. These changes in the ocean carbon system are a cause for concern for the future health of marine ecosystems. A coordinated ocean acidification (OA) monitoring programme is needed that integrates physical, biogeochemical, and biological measurements to concurrently observe the variability and trends in ocean carbon chemistry and evaluate species and ecosystems response to these changes. This report arises from an OSPAR request to ICES for advice on this matter. It considers the approach and tools available to achieve coordinated monitoring of changes in the carbon system in the ICES marine area, i.e. the Northeast Atlantic and Baltic Sea. An objective is to measure long-term changes in pH, carbonate parameters, and saturation st.....
PublisherInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Series;NrICES Cooperative Research Report; 319
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.3
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Inorganic carbon
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
Manual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
CitationHydes, D. J.; McGovern, E. and Walsham, P. (eds) (2013) Chemical aspects of ocean acidification monitoring in the ICES marine area. ICES Cooperative Research Report, No. 319, 78pp. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17895/ices.pub.5488