International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification


Name of initiative International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
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Starting year 2018
End year
Secretariat Jessie Turner, Project Coordinator, OA Alliance, e-mail:
Organisational structure Created at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) meeting.
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description The Alliance brings together jurisdictions across the globe to combat ocean acidification and changing ocean conditions as an immediate and critical threat to coastal economies and ocean ecosystems
Objectives Ocean acidity has already increased by 30 percent and is expected to double over pre-industrial levels by the end of this century as a result of the ocean absorbing one-third of the atmospheric carbon dioxide generated by human activities.

In joining the Alliance, governments and affiliated partners will endorse a Global Call to Action and will commit to taking to taking actions that address the environmental and economic threat posed by ocean acidification within their region by creating their own unique OA Action Plan.

Activities Supporting governments to take meaningful actions to address changing ocean conditions;

Advocating for inclusion of strong ocean protection provisions in international climate agreements and other relevant frameworks; and Creating a coalition of governments and partners to elevate the visibility and importance of ocean acidification in public discourse and policy development.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Knowledge production and innovation
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Participants Number Names
Members 48  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 14 Alaska Ocean Acidification Network (USA),  California Ocean Science Trust (USA),  Center for Ocean Solutions (USA),  Edaphic Scientific (Australia),  Hakai Institute (Canada),  New Zealand Ocean Acidification Community (New Zealand),  Ocean Networks Canada (Canada),  Scripps Institution of Oceanography (USA),  Tanzania Fisheries Research and Academic Institutions Institute (Tanzania),  University Cote D’Azur (France),  University of Hawaii Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (USA),  University of Otago - OA Research and Academic Institutions Theme (New Zealand),  Washington Ocean Acidification Center (USA)
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 12 Canada,  Chile,  Cook Islands,  Costa Rica,  Fiji,  France,  Iceland,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Seychelles,  Sweden,  Tokelau,  United Arab Emirates
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 19 The Province of British Columbia (Canada),  The State of California (USA),  Cross River State (Nigeria),  Gullah/Geechee Nation (USA),  The State of Hawaii (USA),  City of Imperial Beach California (USA),  The State of New York (USA),  Nisqually Indian Tribe (USA),  The State of Oregon (USA),  The City of Portland Oregon (USA),  The Province of Quebec (Canada),  Quileute Nation (USA),  Quinault Indian Nation (USA),  The City of Seattle WA (USA),  The Suquamish Tribe (USA),  Tsleil-Waututh Nation (USA),  The City of Vancouver (Canada),  The State of Virginia (USA),  The State of Washington (USA)
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 2 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme - SPREP (Samoa),  Latin America Ocean Acification Network - LAOCA (Peru)
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 1 Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (India)
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


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Last update: 4 August 2020 12:28:50

Not only have national states as participators