About Us

The International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification (OA Alliance) brings together governments and organizations across the globe dedicated to taking action to protect coastal communities and livelihoods from the threat of ocean acidification. Together, OA Alliance members are:

  • Supporting governments to take meaningful actions to address changing ocean conditions;
  • Advocating for inclusion of strong ocean protection provisions in international climate agreements and other relevant frameworks; and
  • Creating a coalition of governments and partners to elevate the visibility and importance of ocean acidification in public discourse and policy development.

The Alliance invites government and affiliate members at all stages of learning about and responding to ocean acidification.

Photo: The OA Alliance was proud to welcome new members to the OA Alliance during our side event at COP23 including Fiji, Sweden, Iceland, New Zealand, Tokelau, SPREP, and Seychelles. OA Alliance side event panel included Governor Jay Inslee (WA); Governor Kate Brown (OR); Dr. Jan Newton, Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network; Fiji Minister of Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau; Chile Minister of the Environment Marcelo Mena.

Many governments around the world are gathering scientific information regarding ocean acidification. More remains to be understood and more investment in scientific inquiry is critical, and in addition, it is becoming increasingly urgent to take action.

The OA Alliance supports its members in the development of their OA Action Plans which describe real, tangible actions governments will take to respond to the threat of ocean acidification. For example, Washington State released a series of 42 recommendations for actions, including reducing carbon emissions and local land-based contributions to ocean acidification, investing in adaptive measures in partnership with local shellfish companies, and developing predictive forecasting models. A few national OA Alliance members have launched regional vulnerability assessments to inform the development of OA Action Plans that best protect identified at-risk species.

The OA Alliance gives each member an OA Action Plan development toolkit, shares resources and showcases expertise and experiences of members through webinars, technical information exchanges, and through in-person meetings and phone consultations.

Our Members

  • The Province of British Columbia
  • The State of California
  • The Republic of Chile
  • Cross River State, Nigeria
  • Fiji
  • The French Republic
  • The State of Hawaii
  • Iceland
  • City of Imperial Beach, California
  • The State of New York
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nisqually Indian Tribe
  • The State of Oregon
  • The City of Portland, OR
  • The Province of Quebec
  • Quileute Nation
  • Quinault Indian Nation
  • The City of Seattle, WA
  • The Suquamish Tribe
  • Sweden
  • Tsleil-Waututh Nation
  • United Arab Emirates
  • The State of Virginia
  • The City of Vancouver, Canada
  • The State of Washington
  • Association Monégasque sur l’Acidification des Océans (AMAO)
  • California Coastkeeper Alliance
  • California Ocean Science Trust
  • Center for Ocean Solutions
  • Edaphic Scientific
  • Global Ocean Health
  • Hakai Institute
  • Hog Island Oyster Co.
  • Intake Works LLC
  • J. Hunter Pearls, Fiji
  • Jewelmer
  • Joint Ocean Commission Initiative
  • Marine Stewardship Council
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • New Zealand Ocean Acidification Community
  • Ocean Networks Canada
  • Ocean Conservancy
  • Ocean Sanctuaries
  • Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association (PCSGA)
  • Pacific Community
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Seattle 2030 District
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
  • Surfrider Foundation
  • Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute
  • Taylor Shellfish Farms
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • University Cote D’Azur, France
  • University of Hawaii Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST)
  • University of Otago
  • Vigilent
  • Washington Ocean Acidification Center (WOAC)
  • We Mean Business
  • Wildcoast
  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
  • World Ocean Council