Transdisciplinary science: a path to understanding the interactions among ocean acidification, ecosystems, and society

Oceanography
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Abstract

The global nature of ocean acidification (OA) transcends habitats, ecosystems, regions, and science disciplines. The scientific community recognizes that the biggest challenge in improving understanding of how changing OA conditions affect ecosystems, and associated consequences for human society, requires integration of experimental, observational, and modeling approaches from many disciplines over a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. Such transdisciplinary science is the next step in providing relevant, meaningful results and optimal guidance to policymakers and coastal managers. We discuss the challenges associated with integrating ocean acidification science across funding agencies, institutions, disciplines, topical areas, and regions, and the value of unifying science objectives and activities to deliver insights into local, regional, and global scale impacts. We identify guiding principles and strategies for developing transdisciplinary research in the ocean acidification science community.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Transdisciplinary science: a path to understanding the interactions among ocean acidification, ecosystems, and society
Series title Oceanography
DOI 10.5670/oceanog.2015.43
Volume 28
Issue 2
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Oceanography Society
Publisher location Rockville, MD
Contributing office(s) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description i, 14 p.
First page 212
Last page 225
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N