Science Inventory

Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification


Cyr, N., R. Feely, S. Hankin, E. Jewett, K. Osgood, C. Sabine, E. Seney, P. Taylor, P. Viana, M. Boatman, A. Muir, K. Matthews, W. S. FISHER, C. Moore, P. Bontempi, B. Wolfe, C. Snyder, L. Robbins, R. Moyer, K. Yates, C. St John, AND J. Dean. Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Ann Arbor, MI, 2012.


This strategic plan presents a clear vision and specific goals to move Federal agencies toward a better understanding of the process of ocean acidification, its effects on marine ecosystems, and the steps that must be taken to adapt management to account for it


On July 19, 2010, the President signed an Executive Order establishing the nation’s first comprehensive National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and Great Lakes and adopted the Final Recommendations of the Ocean Policy Task Force (OPTF 2010). The Final Recommendations identify global climate change, ocean acidification, and their associated impacts on oceans, coastal regions, and the Great Lakes as some of the most serious threats to these ecosystems and coastal communities. Highlighting the importance of these issues to the United States, one of the nine National Priority Objectives listed by the OPTF is: “Resiliency and Adaptation to Climate Change and Ocean Acidification.” The development of a strategic research plan for ocean acidification, as requested by the FOARAM Act, is a necessary early step towards achieving this National Priority Objective.

Record Details:

Product Published Date: 03/01/2012
Record Last Revised: 07/13/2015
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 308370