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Volume 22, No. 4
Pages 190 - 201

European Project on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA): Objectives, Products, and Scientific Highlights

Jean-Pierre Gattuso Lina Hansson The EPOCA Consortium
Article Abstract

The European Project on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA) is Europe’s first large-scale research initiative devoted to studying the impacts and consequences of ocean acidification. More than 100 scientists from 27 institutes and nine countries bring their expertise to the project, resulting in a multidisciplinary and versatile consortium. The project is funded for four years (2008 to 2012) by the European Commission within its Seventh Framework Programme. This article describes EPOCA and explains its different aspects, objectives, and products. Following a general introduction, six boxes highlight outcomes, techniques, and scientific results from each of the project’s core themes.


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