BIOACID III bridges between different branches of ocean acidification research and provide an assessment of short- to long-term responses and their underlying mechanisms at the level of organisms, populations, communities and ecosystems to multiple drivers leading up to ecosystem services.
Synthesis activities will be structured into three major themes. Each of them covers the range from organism responses to community and ecosystem effects, to biogeochemical impacts and consequences for ecosystem services. Also, each theme will contribute to the Integrated Assessment, which includes risk assessment as well as the development of future scenarios, management options and offering policy advice.
The scientific programme is devided into the following areas:
- Theme 1: Pelagic Ecosystems and Biogeochemistry
- Theme 2: Shifts in Benthic Ecosystems and their Services
- Theme 3: Ocean Acidification and Warming Impacts Across Natural Systems and Society: From Mechanisms to Sensitivities and Societal Adaptation
- Integrated Assessment