Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

Ocean acidification inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Accepting written submissions

Scope of the inquiry

The Committee published reports on Marine Science in 2007 (PDF 845.71 KB) and 2013, noting the importance of combating increasing ocean acidification. The 5-year NERC UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme ended in 2015. In the same year, "minimising and addressing the impacts of ocean acidification" was identified as one of the targets of UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 – 'Life Below Water'.

The Committee has decided to undertake follow-up scrutiny on the issue of ocean acidification.

Terms of reference: Ocean Acidification Send a written submission

Next meeting(s)

01 March 2017 9:30 am

Oral Evidence Session

Ocean Acidification
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Dr Carol Turley, Senior Scientist, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Dr Alex Poulton, Principal Researcher in Marine Ecology and Biogeochemistry, National Oceanographic Centre
Dr Ceri Lewis, Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology, University of Exeter
Dr Ned Garnett, Associate Director Research, Natural Environment Research Council
Dr Melody Clark, Project Leader, British Antarctic Survey
Professor Nicholas Bates, Director of Research, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences


The Wilson Room, Portcullis House


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