Acidification and vulnerability of coastal communities
12-14-2009: I am a coastal expert from the EEA. I am here at Oceans Day in Copenhagen and the ocean acidification panel has just ended. Panellists made it clear that there are not much adaptation opportunities in relation to ocean acidification and limiting the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere has decisive role for survival of ocean food webs. This adds another aspect to vulnerability of coastal communities – that is related mostly to impact of the sea level rise.