Projects “Ocean acidification” 2015

Flagship leader: Melissa Chierci, Institute of Marine Research, 


Understanding the physical and chemical mechanisms controlling ocean acidification (OA) in Arctic waters – past, present and future


Current OA state and variability-OASTATE        

Project leader: Agneta Fransson,

Participating institutions: NPI, NIVA, IMR, UoT, UNIS, BedIn     


Biogeochemical drivers and climate change on OA -OADRIVERS         

Project leader: Agneta Fransson,

Participating institutions:  NPI, IMR, UoH, BedIn           


Biological effects of Ocean Acidification (OA)

Project leader: Howard Browman,

Participating institutions:  IMR, NPI, BOS, UoM, CU, RU          


Physiological challenges of OA on copepods              


Transgenerational effects of OA          

Project leader: Caludia Halsband,

 Participating institutions:  ApN, NPI     


Evolutionary adaptation during Arctic OA         

Project leader: Peter Thor,

Participating institutions:  NPI, ApN, UNIS, UQAR, UoGo, DTU


Ontogeny and physiological constraints on early life history stages of Lophelia pertusa

Project leader: Johanna Järnegren,

Participating institutions:  NINA, FSU   


Pteropod shell thickness and composition in different regimes 

Project leader: Agneta Fransson,

Participating institutions:  NPI, IMR, JAMSTEC, IOPAS 


Coupled climate-ecosystem-acidification modelling from organism to basin


Validation and comparison of coupled physical-biogeochemical models          

Project leader: Philip Wallhead,

Participating institutions:  NIVA, IMR   


Investigate pelagic ecosystem sensitivity and feedbacks to Arctic Ocean acidification 

Project leader: Philip Wallhead,

Participating institutions:  NIVA, IMR   


Population-level effects of Arctic Ocean acidification on copepods     

Project leader: Pedro Duarte,

Participating institutions:  NPI 


Benthic-pelagic coupling of Arctic Ocean acidification  

Project leader: Evgeny Yakushev,

Participating institutions:  NIVA           


Socio-economic consequences and management options


Socio-economic consequences and management options        

Project leader: Eirik Mikkelsen,

Participating institutions:  NORUT, UoT, NIVA, UoQ    



ApN: Akvaplan-niva Inc.; AU: Aarhus University; AWI: Alfred Wegener Institute; BC: Bates College; BedIn: Bedford Institute; Bioforsk: Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research; BOS: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science; BS: The Bjerknes Centre; CEBC: Centre d`Etudes Biologiques de Chizé; Cedre: Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution; CRRL: Control/Robotics Research Laboratory (NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering); CRRLU: Columbia River Research Laboratory USA; CU: Clemson University; DTU: Technical University of Denmark; DU: Dalhousie University; EC: Environment Canada; FMFI: County governor of Finnmark; FMI: Finnish Meteorological Institute; FNI: Fridtjof Nansen Institue; FOC: Fisheries and Oceans Canada; FSU: Florida State University; JAMSTEC: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology; IDAEA-CSIC: Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research – Spanish Council for Scientific Research; IMR: Institute of Marine Research; INEP – RAS: Institute of North Industrial Ecology Problems – Russian Academy of Sciences; IOPAS: Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences; LCED: Lapland Centre for Economic Development; MarinTek: The Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute; MCBR: Murmansk Country Birth Registry; MET: The Norwegian Meteorological Institute; MU: Massey University; NEI: Northern and environmental issues; NFLI: The Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute, NGU: Geological Survey of Norway; NHS: Natural Heritage Services; NINA: Norwegian Institute for Nature Research; NIKU: The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research; NILU: Norwegian Institute for Air Research; NIVA: Norwegian Institute for Water Research; NMBU: Norwegian University of Life Sciences; Nofima: The Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research; NORUT: Northern Research Institute; NPC: The Northwest Public Health Researcher Center; NPI: Norwegian Polar Institute; NRPA: Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority; NULS: Norwegian University of Life Sciences; NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology; NVH: Norwegian School of Veterinary Science; PINRO: Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography; RU: Ryerson University; SINTEF: The Company for Industrial and Technological Research; SIO: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; SRCES RAS: Scientific Research Center for Ecological Safety – Russian Academy of Sciences; TECABN: Transport and the Environment County Administrative Board of Norrbotten; TM: Tromsø Municipality; TO: Troms Offshore; TRFM: Tana River Fisheries Management; UAF: University of Alaska; UB: University of Burgundy; UCL: University College of London; UoA: University of Antwerpen; UoAa: University of Aalborg; UoB: University of Bergen; UoC: University of California; UoCo: University of Copenhagen; UNIS: The University Centre in Svalbard; UoG: University of Gent; UoGo: University of Gothenburg; UoH: University of Hokkaido; UoJ: University of Jyväskylä; UoL: University of Leicester; UoLa: University of Laval; UoO: University of Oslo; UoOu: University of Oulu; UoM: University of Maine; UoNB: University of New Brunswick; UoQ: University of Queensland; UoR: University of Reading; UoS: University of Southampton: UoT: University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway; UoWa: University of Waterloo; UQAR: Université du Québec à Rimouski; UR: University of Reading; UT: University of Texas; UTu: University of Turku; WHOI: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution