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Ocean Acidification Mediterranean Hub (OA Med-Hub)
by The Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) (Scientific community)
The Mediterranean Ocean Acidification Hub is a network that connects Mediterranean scientists who are working and are interested in ocean acidification in the Mediterranean Sea. This VC is helpful in terms of bridging gaps between Mediterranean scientists, and to build a common ground that would help in creating collaborations to strengthen the ocean acidification research in the Mediterranean area.
The OA Mediterranean Hub includes scientists from eight countries in the Mediterranean so far (Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey), and more than 45 scientists.
Progress reports
14.3
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • Scientific research and cooperation to address ocean acidification knowledge gaps
Quantification
  • Monitoring + Effects of OA on marine organisms
December/2019
Expanding the network members
December/2021
Preparing an overview paper to report the OA trends in the Mediterranean and its effects on marine life
January/2020
Doing a survey to gather information about the Mediterranean OA scientific community
November/2019
Organizing and coordinating meetings to guarantee a good collaboration and ultimately submit a common proposal for a Mediterranean collaboration related to OA
Other, please specify
The OA-ICC of the IAEA will potentially help in funding few scientists to gather face to face and discuss what they agreed on in deep.
Basic information
Time-frame: October/2019 - December/2025
Partners
The Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) (scientific community) Ocean Acidification International Coordination Center of the IAEA (OA-ICC) (United Nations Entity) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO (United Nations Entity) NOAA-Ocean Acidification Program (Government) National Council for Scientific Research in Lebanon (CNRS-L), National Center for Marine Sciences (Government)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Mediterranean countries-Mediterranean scientists working on ocean acidification, etc.
Contact information
Abed El Rahman Hassoun, Research scientist, abedhassoun@cnrs.edu.lb, +9613117537
National Council for Scientific Research in Lebanon (CNRS-L), National Center for Marine Sciences P.O. Box 534, Batroun, Lebanon.
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