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ICES-PICES Strategic Initiative on Climate Change


The Strategic Initiative on Climate Change Impacts on Marine Ecosystems is a mechanism set up by ICES and PICES to coordinate northern hemisphere efforts to understand, estimate and predict the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems.


The objectives of this strategic initiative are:

  1. To advance the scientific capacity on the three main challenges identified above by engaging the PICES and ICES scientific community in focused workshops, theme/topic sessions and symposia that target key uncertainties and technical barriers that impact the predictive skill of ocean models used to project the impacts of climate change.
  2. To effectively communicate this capacity to clients, Member Countries, stakeholders and the broader scientific community. 
  3. To facilitate an international effort to design data collection networks at the spatial and temporal scales needed to monitor, assess and project climate change impacts on marine ecosystems.
  4. To facilitate international collaboration to design and implement comparative analysis of marine ecosystem responses to climate change through modelling and coordinated process studies.

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Jun 07 2016   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Dec 12 2023

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