Our goal is to pursue diverse in-water actions to tackle ocean acidification and develop effective mitigation strategies.

Increasing acidification throughout the marine waters of our region is taking a toll on the species that inhabit those waters.  PSRF’s service on the Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP) on Ocean Acidification (OA) in 2012 galvanized the pursuit of multiple in-water actions to tackle OA and develop mitigation strategies. The BRP’s 2017 Addendum to the 2012 report “Ocean Acidification: From Knowledge to Action” (both found here), further justified PSRF’s commitment to this timely work. Read more about OA and changing ocean conditions in this newly released communications piece. In addition to advancing BRP outreach (Strategy 8), we have aligned our work closely with the following the six BPR Recommended Actions:

Support PSRF'S Ocean Acidification Program

Support PSRF'S Ocean Acidification Program

Increasing acidification of Pacific Northwest waters are taking a toll on marine resources central to the ecosystem and our way of life in the region. PSRF is making strides in multiple areas to investigate strategies to help mitigate these rising acidification levels. In the coming years, we will continue to work to understand if cultivating kelp can buffer marine waters, to create local sanctuaries for sensitive marine organisms, to conduct robust breeding and outplanting of native species, and to explore how marketable products can be part of our solutions. Consider supporting our multi-pronged ongoing efforts to mitigate Ocean Acidification.


CONTACT     Betsy Peabody, Executive Director | [email protected]