3rd International Workshop to Develop an Ocean Acidification Observing Network of Ship Surveys, Moorings, Floats, and Gliders

8-10 May 2016

CSIRO Marine Laboratories

Hobart, Australia

The 3rd Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) Science Workshop will be held in Hobart, Australia, following the 4th International Symposium on the Oceans in a High CO2 World, 8-10 May 2016.



GOA-ON is guiding the development of an integrated network for the detection and attribution of ocean acidification and ecosystem response, and has engaged with over one hundred participants from 30 nations to formulate its Requirements and Governance Plan. GOA-ON has also served to focus funding bodies and international research programs to integrate within a shared vision that extends from the coastal to open ocean domains. The 3rd GOA-ON science workshop aims to further the development of the network.

Issues to be covered are:

  • Update the GOA-ON community on GOA-ON status and linkages to other global programs
  • Build communities to develop regional hubs that will facilitate capacity building
  • Update requirements for biology and ecosystem response measurements
  • Discuss modeling connections, observational challenges and opportunities
  • Present advances in technologies, data management and products
  • Gain input on data products and information needs
  • Gain input on regional implementation needs
  • Launch the GOA-ON Mentorship Program




Workshop SummaryPDF


To support diversity of membership and international collaboration, GOA-ON is launching Pier-2-Peer, a scientific mentorship program that matches senior researchers with scientists new to the OA field, mostly from countries currently lacking OA observations, to provide professional guidance and technical support. Pier-2-Peer can be integral in helping GOA-ON achieve global observing capabilities and ultimately to diversify and advance the program mission. For more information and to learn how to participate, please visit the Pier2Peer page.



  • Dr. Bronte Tilbrook, CSIRO and Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Australia
  • Dr. Jan Newton, University of Washington, USA
  • Dr. Libby Jewett, NOAA Ocean Acidification Program, USA
  • Prof. Fei Chai, University of Maine, USA
  • Prof. Minhan Dai, State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, China
  • Prof. Sam Dupont, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Dr. Richard Feely, NOAA-PMEL, USA
  • Dr. Wajih Naqvi, Director, CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, India
  • Dr. Maciej Telszewski, IOCCP Director, SCOR and IOC-UNESCO
  • Dr. Phil Williamson, University of East Anglia, UK
  • Dr. Kirsten Insensee, UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
  • Ms. Lina Hansson, International Atomic Energy Agency, Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre