Industry Strategic Science and Technology Plans (ISPs) Platform

Study on Coastal Acidification and How it Affects the Marine Environment and Resources in the Philippines

PCAARRD invested in understanding how coastal acidification affects marine environment as basis for scenario building in estimating threats to the marine environment.  The study was conducted in 59 coastal waters and seas in the entire country. 

The study generated baseline data on pH and aragonite saturation state Ω (used to track acidification) from 59 coastal waters and seas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao which are compiled and presented as pH and Ω maps.

Developed the mesocosm set-up which is the 1st locally-developed mesocosm experimental system in the country to understand the impact/s of acidification on the tiny plankton and even smaller microbes.