The purposes of this chapter are to provide for—
development and coordination of a comprehensive interagency plan to—
monitor and conduct research on the processes and consequences of ocean acidification on marine organisms and ecosystems; and
establish an interagency research and monitoring program on ocean acidification;
establishment of an ocean acidification program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;
assessment and consideration of regional and national ecosystem and socioeconomic impacts of increased ocean acidification; and
research adaptation strategies and techniques for effectively conserving marine ecosystems as they cope with increased ocean acidification.
(Pub. L. 111–11, title XII, § 12402, Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1436.)