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Research program on acidification
by Ministry of the Ecological and Inclusive Transition (MTES), France (Government)
In Septembre 2016, France joined the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification.
Consequently, France has decided a financial support (€ 800 000 Euros) for eight research projects about the main knowledge gaps on ocean acidification (monitoring, mapping and modelisation, study of the biological impacts coral reefs, phytoplancton, molluscs, fishes ...)
In kind participation by the research labs
Expected results in 2020
Progress reports
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • Adaptation to more acidic ocean conditions
  • Scientific research and cooperation to address ocean acidification knowledge gaps
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
  • Research capacity development
  • Data access and sharing
  • Training and professional development
  • Scientific cooperation
  • Transfer marine technology
  • Actions that support SIDS and LDCs
December 2020
Scientific publications, conferences, outreach
Financing (in USD)
900,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
research staff
Basic information
Time-frame: June 2017 - December 2020
FRB (Fondation pour la Recherche sur la Biodiversite) French and Monegasque laboratories
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • North Atlantic
  • North Pacific
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Philippe Veyre, Mr, philippe.veyre@developpement-durable.gouv.fr, +33 1 40 81 33 52
Paris (France)
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