Our work

COP 23 Fiji group photoThe Alliance brings together jurisdictions across the globe to combat ocean acidification and changing ocean conditions as an immediate and critical threat to coastal economies and ocean ecosystems. 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.

The OA Alliance was established in response to impacts of ocean acidification on coastal communities and livelihoods. Together, we are:

supporting governments to take meaningful actions to address changing ocean conditions,

pushing for inclusion of strong ocean protection provisions in international climate agreements and other relevant frameworks; and

creating a coalition of governments and partners elevate the visibility and importance of ocean acidification in public discourse and policy development.

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.

Government members of the OA Alliance are encouraged to create an OA Action Plan that describes their own unique contribution to advancing some or all the 5 goals of the OA Alliance as written in the Call to Action. OA Action Plans will help governments create actionable responses to threats in their regions and will help affiliate members best leverage their expertise and resources on this issue.

The OA Alliance will work with partner governments, initiatives and organizations to ensure ocean acidification and other climate-related changes in ocean conditions are addressed in future climate agreements.

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Members benefit from working together to mitigate carbon emissions and other contributors to ocean acidification, sharing knowledge about the impacts of ocean acidification, and learning how to adapt locally to the ongoing changes in ocean conditions.

Working together, the OA Alliance will increase global attention on impacts of ocean acidification to coastal communities and at the same time advance local actions that address the causes of ocean acidification and changing ocean conditions.  This will reduce future impacts to our coastal communities, economies and the health of our oceans.

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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 City of Vancouver, Canada
  • The State of Virginia
  • 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