The evolving and increasing need for climate change research on the oceans

Barange, M; King, J; Valdes, L; Turra, A. 2016 The evolving and increasing need for climate change research on the oceans. ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil, 73 (5). 1267-1271. 10.1093/icesjms/fsw052

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsw052

Abstract/Summary

The 3rd International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World's Oceans was held in Santos, Brazil, in March 2015, convened by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC), and organized locally by the Oceanographic Institute, University of Sao Paulo (IO-USP). The symposium was designed to do two things. First, to get updates on new scientific developments that would address recognized uncertainties that remained from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report and to contribute to building bridges between research in the natural and social sciences in respect to the human dimensions of climate change, with a focus on coastal communities, management objectives, governance and adaptation measures. The choice of the venue in Santos, Brazil, was aimed to stimulate and widen this thematic discussion in Latin America and southern Atlantic regions, where there still are important knowledge gaps and scientific, politic and societal challenges to be overcome. The meeting was attended by 280 participants from 38 countries, contributing 336 oral and poster presentations. This paper summarizes the main outcomes of the symposium and introduces a number of papers submitted to this special issue.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Additional Keywords: climate change; Global Oceans; marine ecosystems; international symposium
Subjects: Ecology and Environment
Marine Sciences
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Other (PML)
Depositing User: Mrs Julia Crocker
Date made live: 01 Aug 2016 11:19
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 16:16
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/7128

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