Adaptation solutions for climate change impacts in fisheries
CLOCK is an ERC Starting grant funded project lead by Dr. Elena Ojea in the University of Vigo since fall 2016. It is a 5 year project which aims to evaluate adaptation solutions for climate change impacts in fisheries around the world. It targets artisanal, industrial fisheries and Marine Protected Areas, considering management and institutional designs that allow for resilient systems and adaptation.
There is growing evidence that current fisheries management systems may no longer be effective under climate change. As global stocks are heavily overexploited, climate change adds additional pressure to the resource, leading to significant ecological and socioeconomic impacts. Management of marine fisheries is still far from incorporating adaptation to climate change, and research is needed in this regards. CLOCK will take a multidisciplinary perspective in order to advance in fisheries adaptation to climate change.
We are a young group of researchers working on solutions for adapting marine systems to the impacts expected from climate change. We apply a large set of solutions from social and natural sciences to understand climate change adaptation in marine systems. We work towards future oceans sustainability and have a strong commitment to science dissemination an doutreach. Our work focuses along 3 main lines of research:
Assessing adaptation to climate change in marine social-ecological systems
Analyzing the consequences of shifts in species distribution in institutional ocean arrangements
Developing solutions for natural resource management under climate change
"There is growing evidence that current management of marine resource systems may no longer be effective in the future"
"There is growing evidence that current management of marine"
"Marine resource systems may no longer be effective in the future"