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Nov 28 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Ocean Acidification Research Center – Alaska

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at [email protected].

Organization: Ocean Acidification Research Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

 Location: Fairbanks, Alaska

Student Name and Class Year:  Lauren Frisch, 2014

Description:  Due to the growing concerns over increasing acidity in the ocean and the impacts this phenomenon will have on Alaska’s marine ecosystems the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) has created an Ocean Acidification Research Center (OARC) within the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (SFOS).

Placement of this center in Alaska is critical to the state’s long-term interests because the region will experience the effects of ocean acidification faster and to a greater degree than in lower latitudes due to colder water temperatures, ocean circulation patterns and highly productive continental shelves. These characteristics act to enhance the transport of CO2 from the atmosphere into the ocean.

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