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(ACME) Adapting to Future Climate Change in the Marine Environment - ME5102

Summary Objective:
The ACME project will attempt to provide insight into the socio-economic consequences of climate change in the marine environment. It will investigate the extent to which forthcoming and existing management measures and legislation are robust to future climate change, and it will explore decadal-scale variations in climate change (associated with ocean-atmosphere processes) that might mask the overall warming trend of coastal waters over the next 20 to 30 years.

Key Customer Purpose:
To provide insight and advice with regard to the 'future-proofing' of marine policies and new maritime legislation. Specifically, to determine whether statutory instruments and targets that are being introduced under the UK ‘Marine & Coastal Access Bill', EU Habitats Directive and Common Fisheries Policy are robust to future environmental change and whether indicators and reference points of ‘good environmental status’ under the forthcoming EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive and Water Framework Directive might need to be revised in the future.
Project Documents
• Two Page Summary : ME5102: Two Page Summary Adapting to Future Climate Change in the Marine Environment (ACME)   (347k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2009

To: 2013

Cost: £300,064
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation