BIOACID – Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification

Exploring Ocean Change

As one of the largest national research programmes on ocean acidification, BIOACID has contributed to quantifying the effects of ocean acidification on marine organisms and their habitats, unravelling the mechanisms underlying the observed responses, assessing the potential for evolutionary adaptation, and determining how these responses are modulated by other environmental drivers.
In its third phase that started on October 1, 2015, BIOACID aimed to synthesize the information gained on ocean acidification impacts in an integrated assessment of sensitivities and uncertainties in order to identify the potential thresholds associated with ocean acidification, evaluated possible socio-economic consequences, identified management options and communicated its knowledge towards a wide audience, ranging from the scientific community, stakeholders and decision makers to the general public.

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) supported the project that was coordinated by GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel.

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