Some suggestions for introducing Ocean Acidification and our Spitzbergen experiment in the classroom...
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The Ridgeway School ocean acidification animation poster

  • give introductory materials and courses to explain the basics about CO2, climate change and ocean acidification. For this you can start with:
    • Posters in English and in French
    • Ocean acidification, the other CO2 problem: how far will life resist? A quest for answers in the Arctic (Hi Res ❘ Low Res)
    • L‘acidification des océans, l’autre problème du CO2 – jusqu’où la vie résistera ? A la recherche de réponses en Arctique (in French)
    • Kongsfjord 2010 - Exploring the future of the Arctic ocean (Hi ResLow Res)
    • Kongsfjord 2010 - Plongée dans le futur de l‘océan arctique (Hi ResLow Res)
  • learn everything about our exciting experiments in the Arctic: (investigating the effects of high CO2 on organisms living in the water column) and (effects of high CO2 on organisms living in the bottom of the ocean)
  • if you are close to one of the labs involved in Spitzbergen, invite one ofthe scientists going there to come into your classroom to meet with the pupils and help initiate projects and discussions about ocean acidification. E-mail to lina.hansson (at) to check if thisis possible in your area.
  • join the Inquiry-to-Insight (I2I) project: your pupils will run virtual experiments on ocean acidification and develop an international perspective by discussing with other students and scientists from abroad through new ICT tools. Find more about I2I at
  • partner with a scientist and run your own experiments in the frame of CarboSchools - an educational initiative from European scientists tohelp schools learn about global change science. Find more about resources, methodology, experiments at
Other useful resources to learn about ocean acidification:

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