Our federal partners in ocean acidification research now meet officially through the Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification (IWGOA), which NOAA chairs. However, the Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) also coordinates bilaterally and through workshops that individual agencies have initiated focus on advancing ocean acidification research. Besides NOAA’s work which is detailed in this website, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has held several ocean acidification-specific requests for proposals over the past few years. NSF also provides significant resources to the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program (OCB) at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) which now has a special ocean acidification subcommittee. The OCB OA subcommittee has conducted both workshops and generated important outreach materials on ocean acidification.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) conducts ocean acidification research activities in both Florida and in the Arctic.
The Department of State is a major funder, through its Peaceful Uses Initiative of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), of the new International Coordination Centre on Ocean Acidification just recently established.
The Bureau of Energy Management (BOEM) is increasing its involvement in ocean acidification (OA) monitoring especially as related to marine areas where oil drilling is being considered, such as in the Gulf of Mexico and in the Arctic.
The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) funds research in which satellite products can be applied to tracking ocean acidification status.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering coastal water quality monitoring strategies given the Clean Water Act requirements for monitoring and regulating pH in coastal waters. EPA scientists in some regions are also involved in OA-related research.