Ocean Acidification Action Week initated by the BALSAM-project, 3-9 May 2021
Ocean Acidification (OA) caused by carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels puts our seas at danger. Corals, cod, salmon, shrimps and shellfish are among the organisms at peril, together with whole ecosystems. The threats to nature are also a great concern for humans, and affect everyone who benefits from nature and the sea – for work, for leisure, and for inspiration.
The NGOs working in the BALSAM project strongly encourage other NGOs and all those concerned about our seas to take action to highlight OA – a phenomenon that is still not well known to everyone. Although the Covid pandemic still affects our lives, we hope to establish creative contacts with fishermen, schools, artists, museums, journalists and the like, to raise awareness of OA – during the Action Week and otherwise.
Materials for dissemination will be made available under the heading “Ocean Acidification Working Group” on www.airclim.org.
The BALSAM project is funded by the Swedish Institute.