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North East Atlantic hub of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network

Image showing vast expanse of Ocean spanning up to the horizon

Active project

Funder: DEFRA
Principal Investigator: Dr Helen Findlay

GOA-ON NE Hub logo featuring a compassThe North East Atlantic Ocean Acidification Hub was established to serve European countries that are conducting monitoring, and other OA activities, within the NE Atlantic region.

The Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) encouraged grass-roots formation of regional hubs to foster communities of practice for the efficient collection of comparable and geographically distributed data to assess ocean acidification and its effects and to support adaptation tools like model forecasts.

Countries within the region known to be engaged in OA research and/or with data submitted to the GOA-ON data portal: Belgium, Denmark, Faroe Islands, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK.


Screenshot of the Goa-on data portalThe key role of the hub is to ensure a common methodology for recording measurements, encourage submission of ocean acidification measurements to the UN through National Data Centres and cataloguing of this data on a central global portal to map effort and identify gaps. The main goals and scope of the hub are to:

  • Share information on OA monitoring (and experimental and modelling) activities
  • Facilitate data submission to the GOA-ON data portal
  • Promote community “best practices” consistent with GOA-ON
  • Facilitate capacity building & training activities
  • Provide integration across the region