NOSB 2009 Research Project: Problems or hazards facing coastal communities as the result of ocean acidification

The Research Project

This project will count as 50 percent of the 2009 Alaska Region NOSB competition. The document will be worth 25 percent and the oral presentation of the project will count as 25 percent toward the 50-percent total.

The Topic

The research project for the 2009 Tsunami Bowl will be to:

Determine the most important problems or hazards facing your coastal community (or an Alaska coastal community that your team chooses) as the result of ocean acidification.

Teams must consider the interactions among the atmosphere, ice, ocean, and land, and suggest what feedback loops may be responsible for the observed changes in the marine ecosystem most closely linked to their community.

Teams should propose policy changes or actions that can be taken now (both locally and internationally) to deal with the specific problem or hazard that the team has identified as most critical. As part of this discussion, teams should consider how and why this problem is significant to the rest of the world.


General writing, research, and presentation resources

Ocean acidification links of interest

Background resources (HTML)

Background resources (PDF)

Mailing and physical addresses for submitting papers

Mailing address

Dean Stockwell
Institute of Marine Science, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 757220
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7220

Physical address

Dean Stockwell
234 Irving II Building
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7220.