The International CO2 Natural Analogues (ICONA) network aims to facilitate innovative research on the ecosystem-level effects of ocean acidification using natural analogues from temperate, sub-tropical and tropical regions and foster the discovery and use of natural analogues suitable for ocean acidification research.
Efficient dissemination of the findings will allow for the development of adaptive management strategies to mitigate the impacts of rapidly changing ocean conditions. These goals will be achieved through the organisation of workshops, symposiums and joint expeditions to natural analogues for ocean acidification research.
ICONA experts will collaborate with local communities and stakeholders to ensure that their perspective is incorporated when investigating the effects of OA on marine ecosystems.
The output will be disseminated to the scientific communities, stakeholders and general public. For further details, see: https://www.shimoda.tsukuba.ac.jp/~icona
This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability (OARS)
- University of Tsukuba
- Università degli Studi di Palermo
- Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
- Kochi University
- Nara Women’s University
- Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
- The University of Hong Kong
- University of Plymouth
- University of the Ryukyus