• Fish swimming above coral
  • Polar bear on sea ice
  • Sea lions in surface waters
  • Ocean acidity has increased 26% since the mid-1800s.
  • Over 1,000 Arctic species depend on sea ice for their survival.
  • Warming in the upper ocean by 1°C would triple the oxygen-depleted zones.

Ocean Acidification, The Science

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While ocean acidification is a big problem for marine life and humans, there are things we can all do to slow the rate of change.

Natalya's Ocean Deoxygenation Talk

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Watch our OSIP member Natalya Gallo give a thorough overview on the causes and consequences of ocean deoxygenation, one of the less visible impacts of climate change. Natalya's talk followed NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Dr. Carmen Boening who presented on physical changes to the world's oceans.

Polling the Poles

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After asking around the UNFCCC COP19 for a few days, we decided to hit the streets of Warsaw, Poland to see what the Polish people thought about the oceans and climate change.

Ocean Warming

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Decades into the industrial revolution, the HMS Challenger Expedition sailed into the sea, looking for answers to questions that still intrigue oceanographers to this day. Little did these pioneers of ocean sciences know that their measurements will be used 140 years later by Scripps Oceanography Researcher Dean Roemmich to measure the human-induced warming of the world's oceans since the mid-1800's.

Contact Information

Ocean Scientists for Informed Policy
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92083-0202