FOL presenting at the 4th climate change and fisheries international symposium
Washington DC is living this week an international appointment for scientists working on climate change in the oceans. Future Oceans Lab is attending the 4th international symposium of ICES/PICES and presenting the first results of the Clock project. Iratxe Rubio is presenting her PhD work on shifts in distribution in tropical tuna fisheries in the southeastern Atlantic, in which she has collaborated with Alistair Hobday (CSIRO) and Unai Gancedo. In a parallel session, Elena Ojea is presenting a resilience approach to EU commercial fish species that are also shifting their distribution, developed with Elena Fontán. We are also presenting the work of Xiaozi Liu on transboundary fisheries affected by climate change in a poster, in which we also collaborate with Mikko Heino (see poster here).
The conference is having a high impact as special press events for science dissemination and world-class panel sessions are scheduled everyday, putting together specialists from all areas. The IPCC is organizing a special session on the next AR that will be focused on the oceans science for this next report. Key messages repeated over the conference are related to bridging the gap between social and natural sciences, the importance of adaptation and the need to understand adaptation processes, and the great impact that regulations and institutions have in adaptation, as climate impacts can be many times overcome by a good regulation and by avoiding maladaptation.
CATEGORIES: Clock, Conferences, Elena Ojea, Iratxe Rubio, Outreach, Projects, Results