|OSPAR's latest assessment of the health of the North-East Atlantic, the Quality Status Report (QSR) 2023,found that climate change and ocean acidification are drivers of major change in the North-East Atlantic. To acknowledge the urgency of this issue, OSPAR has established a Working Group on Changing Ocean Climate and Ocean Acidification (WG COCOA). WG COCOA works with the remit to facilitate the implementation of Strategic Objectives in the North-East Atlantic Environment Strategy 2030 concerning ocean acidification and climate change, and to ensure the integration of climate change and ocean acidification throughout the OSPAR structure. This week's newsletter focuses on the work of this group and the assessments produced as part of the QSR. OSPAR would like to thank all of the experts involved for their dedication.
The QSR 2023 is the most authoritative assessment of the whole North-East Atlantic and reflects the collective work of the 16 Contracting Parties to the OSPAR Convention, scientists, experts and their institutions, and the OSPAR Secretariat. It assesses the status of various components of the North-East Atlantic and examines how conditions have changed and provides a foundation for effective science-based policy.
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