Data from satellites that collect various information about our ocean including salinity can be combined to examine the acidification of our oceans. Discovered by a collection of scientists from Europe, the U.S. and India, this new process could allow for a more real-time measurement of the acid levels.
"Oceans are taking in about 90 percent of the excess heat created by human greenhouse gas emissions, but they’re also absorbing some of the carbon dioxide (CO2) itself. According to the European Space Agency, about a quarter of all human CO2 emissions are being taken in by the world’s oceans."
The acid levels in our oceans are constantly changing, and could end up costing businesses millions of dollars. Check out the full article from Brian Kahn over on Climate Central.