The ACCASP-Ocean Chemistry is a working group at DFO. Our goals include
(1) to provide the state of OA in Canadian waters from the coastal to open oceans,
(2) to investigate the controlling mechanisms of OA,
(3) to understand biological/ecosystem responses to OA and
(4) to predict future changes through modelling.
Studies will help mitigate and adapt to future changes of ocean acidification. DFO reports pH values from the Labrador Sea (AZOMP) to SDG 14.3 every year. Other contributions include Atlantic Zone Monitoring Program (Scotian Shelf), Bedford Basin , Davis Strait gateways, ArcticNet programs in Baffin Bay and Hudson Bay, Beaufort coastal regions, Eastern Shore (Nova Scotia), Aquaculture sites in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
We report our results to international data archive and made available to scientists and public. Results have been widely used by modelling communities. We also support biological experiments.
This Protect is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability (OARS)