Make Our Planet Great Again
How is it changing our oceans?
The ocean has absorbed 30% of anthropogenic CO2 emissions since the Industrial Revolution, increasing the ocean’s acidity by 26%. The effects of ocean acidification reach down to the ocean’s calcifying organisms and all the way up to human food security and more. The OASIS project is researching the changes in Ocean Acidification.
The stories corals tell us
In project OASIS, we aim to reconstruct seawater pH and ocean chemistry before and since the Industrial Revolution by using long living shallow reef corals to understand the development of ocean acidification in the tropical oceans.
the work that we do
Understanding Our Oceans Past
Our main sampling and chemistry labs are located at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT). We also have standing cooperation agreements with the Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) and the Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) labs.