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Developing capacity for ocean acidification observations in the Western Indian Ocean

On the heels of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – otherwise known as Rio +20 – the UN established development goals centered around people, planet and prosperity. Among these is Goal 14, aimed at the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources. The goal calls out addressing the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification, among others.

Little is known about how ocean acidification is unfolding is the Western Indian Ocean. In an effort to boost our understanding, numerous stakeholders and scientists — including EarthLab’s Healthy Oceans co-director Jan Newton — convened in Tanzania to discuss how to improve knowledge on the current and expected impacts of ocean acidification on marine life in the region.

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