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Co-development of Climate services for adaptation to changing Marine Ecosystems – CoCliME

Submission summary

European coastal ecosystems are changing as a result of interactions between a number of drivers including overfishing, pollution, and climate change. Changes in marine ecosystems will impact on human health, food safety and the future sustainability of sectors including aquaculture, fisheries and tourism. Climate projection information is plentiful and there is considerable activity in marine ecosystem impact modelling; however, a disconnect remains between delivery of this information and its effective uptake by end users and policy makers. The CoCliME project will co-develop and co-produce a set of regionally focused climate services to address key impact areas including human health, aquaculture, fisheries and tourism across the regional seas of Europe. The developed services, and associated decision support tools, will empower and support vulnerable coastal sectors to accelerate adaptive decision-making and feed into key governance mechanisms such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Marine Spatial Planning, and local, national and European adaptation planning. The project team brings together a newly established consortium of boundary organisation experts in co-development of climate services with leaders in marine ecosystem research, regional ocean climate modellers, and, at its heart, a number of targeted users and decision makers in each region. The project will offer an innovative and user-focused approach and the development of a societally relevant climate service framework, in addition to the bespoke climate services, that will be transferable to other regions, impact areas, users and marine ecosystem vulnerabilities. Through a regional case study approach, the specific needs of national and European marine ecosystem impact and adaptation planners and regulatory authorities will be identified and addressed through an evidence-based and iterative process designed to feed into climate adaptation strategies across the EU and beyond.

Project coordinator

Madame Eleanor O'Rourke (Marine Institute)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


MI Marine Institute
DOMMRS Daithi O'Murchu Marine Research Station
IFREMER Institut Francais de recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer
AWI Alfred Wegener Institut
LOV Laboratoire d'océanographie de Villefranche
UNantes University of Nantes - Laboratoire LEMNA
CSIC Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
SEI Stockholm Environment Institute
SMHI Swedish Meteorological & Hydrological Institute
NIMRD National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa”
CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo
IMR Institute of Marine Research

Help of the ANR 954,690 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: September 2017 - 36 Months

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