Health and environment
Data visualisation and infographics
The world’s seas currently absorb more than 25 million tonnes of CO2 every day. This has caused ocean surface waters to become 30% more acidic since the widespread burning of fossil fuels began. Save our Seas Foundation funded a research project into the ecosystem effects of ocean acidification.
To develop an infographic on ocean acidification for the Save Our Seas Foundation magazine.
In consultation with scientists from the Save Our Seas Foundation, we developed a double page infographic spread on ocean acidification for incorporation into their magazine. The infographic provides a pictorial scene of ocean acidification, showing the causes of ocean acidification, the predicted effects, and mitigation efforts that society can make.
A luminescent colour palette with dark deep-sea waters was chosen to show that all ocean zones are affected by acidification.
A timeline shows the predicted effects of ocean acidification over time, and the species that are likely to be affected.