Further our understanding of how climate change is affecting the health of the ocean as a result of acidification and warming seas

Background

Effective measures for adaptation and mitigation to climate change risks are needed to be developed by research.

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This question was published as part of the set of ARIs in this document:

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  • Impacts of ocean acidification on key benthic ecosystems, communities, habitats, species and life cycles

    The average acidity (pH) of the world's oceans has been stable for the last 25 million years. However, the oceans are now absorbing so much man made CO2 from the atmosphere that measurable changes in seawater pH and carb...

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    The project directly addresses the impacts of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems, which is a key aspect of how climate change is affecting the health of the ocean.

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  • Extreme Climatic Events in the Oceans: Towards a mechanistic understanding of ecosystem impacts and resilience

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    The cycling of elements within the surface oceans and coastal seas has important effects upon marine productivity, atmospheric chemistry and for life on land. These areas are also thought to play a major role in climate ...

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    The ocean plays a vital role in sustaining life on planet Earth, both providing us with living resources and regulating our climate. The trajectory of current and future anthropogenically driven climate change will be ve...

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  • Coastal-Oceans in Global Climate Models: Assessment and Analysis (CONGA)

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