The following institutions perform work complementary to ours in order to tackle the different facets of climate change.


Oxygen is critical to the health of the planet. It impacts the biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nitrogen and other key elements, it structures aquatic ecosystems, and it is a fundamental requirement for aerobic life, from the intertidal to the greatest depths of the ocean.

Climate change, agricultural runoff and human waste cause decreasing oxygen concentrations in the interior of the open ocean, as well as in estuaries and coastal areas. Global and regional models project that the deoxygenation of marine waters will further worsen with continued increases in global temperatures and human population size, leading to widespread consequences for ocean health and ultimately human wellbeing.

IGMETS - International Group for Marine Ecological Time Series

Analysis and synthesis of global marine ecological changes as seen through biogeochemical an plankton time series. IGMETS is an advocate for highlighting the importance of continued sampling by (and funding of) the existing marine time series that are needed for studying and understanding marine ecosystems in our changing world.

SCOR Working Group 144 - Microbial Community Responses to Ocean Deoxygenation

Current research efforts are defining the interaction networks underlying microbial community metabolism in OMZ and are rapidly generating new insights into coupled biogeochemical processes in the ocean. However, many open questions remain regarding the commonalities and differences among and between locations, sensitivities to climate forcing, underlying regulatory mechanisms, and biotic interactions that modulate microbial community metabolism including grazing and viral infection.This SCOR working group is intended to overcome existing activation barriers and achieve such cross-scale syntheses.

IMBER - Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research

IMBER is an international project that aims to investigate the sensitivity of marine biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems to global change, on time scales ranging from years to decades. IMBER aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of, and accurate predictive capacity for ocean responses to accelerating global change and the consequent effects on the Earth System and human society.


Nereus Program - Predicting Future Oceans

International, interdisciplinary collaboration between a number of research groups focused on understanding how climate change and other aspects of global change will fisheries throughout the 21st century.

The Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) 

GOA-ON is a collaborative international approach to document the status and progress of ocean acidification in open-ocean, coastal, and estuarine environments, to understand the drivers and impacts of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems, and to provide spatially and temporally resolved biogeochemical data necessary to optimize modelling for ocean acidification. 

Latin-American Ocean Acidification Network (LAOCA network)

To confront these threats of the ocean acidification on the marine ecosystems, on December 15th, 2015, a group of 24 scientists from seven Latin-American countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, and Chile meet at the city of Concepcion, Chile, for to establish the Latin-American Ocean Acidification Network (LAOCA Network). The three first goals of LAOCA Network are:  (i) to synthesize the information about ocean acidification impacts in Latin-American, (ii) to encourage the implementation, maintenance, and calibration of long-term data-set of carbonate chemistry in Latin-America, (iii) training of LAOCA members in the different action lines (e.g. observation, experimentation, and modelling).

Research Center Dynamics of High Latitude Marine Ecosystems (IDEAL)

Ideal is a multidisciplinary center that was born to give answers to the challenges of global change in the southern seas. Our main goal is to measure and understand the impacts of environmental stressors caused by global change, on the productivity of the marine ecosystems in the Antarctic and Subantarctic Regions, and the implications for the societies that depend on them. We hope that this knowledge contributes relevant information to help solve environmental, social and economic problems of the country.


Ocean Certain is a project that has as its ultimate aim to create more certainty about our oceans during climate change. We are a broad group of scientists from Europe, Chile and Australia, which is important in seeing the challenge from a global perspective. We are both natural scientists who will work with the ecosystem and the biological pump and social scientists who will study possible consequences for society, or people in general.

OA-ICC: Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre

The goal of the OA-ICC is to act as a hub to communicate, promote and facilitate international activities on ocean acidification. These are divided into three categories: science, capacity building and communication. The target audience is not only scientists but any group or individual interested in ocean acidification, such as policy-makers, the media, schools and the general public. The OA-ICC brings together experts to discuss issues of relevance to the global ocean acidification community, organizes training courses, compiles and centralizes information, as well as provides a number of online resources.