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Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) - ME3209

Following a successful 5 year joint funded programme running from 2005 to 2010 (ME3204: Development of a Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership), MCCIP partner organisations agreed to continue supporting MCCIP as part of a five-year ‘phase II’ work programme running from FY 2011/12 to FY 2015/16, with Cefas continuing to host the secretariat. FY 2013/14 will be the third year of the phase II work programme (see Phase II business plan for more details).
The MCCIP partners propose that the MCCIP aims and objectives should remain largely unchanged in this and subsequent years. We consider that these continue to reflect the needs and priorities expressed by partners and other stakeholders.
The overall aim of MCCIP is to provide a co-ordinating framework for the UK, so as to be able to transfer high quality evidence on marine climate change impacts, and guidance on adaptation and related advice, to policy advisors and decision-makers.
For the purposes of this partnership, we consider marine to include the coastal fringe, UK shelf seas and, where appropriate, beyond (e.g. large-scale ocean processes extending way beyond our territorial waters have a profound influence on the UK).
The intended target audience of MCCIP is marine and coastal stakeholders including policy makers, requiring marine climate change knowledge in an accessible format, enabling them to make informed decisions based upon quality assured science (e.g. MCCIP report cards)
A. Maintain and continue to develop a coordinating framework for marine climate change partners in the UK.
B. Build the knowledge base and consolidate evidence of marine climate change impacts (with emphasis on the spatial dimension across UK seas where possible).
C.Provide effective mechanisms for the efficient transfer of marine climate change knowledge from the scientific community to policy advisers and decision makers.
D.Develop guidance and build upon best practice for adaptation tools and strategies available to stakeholders.
E.Identify present shortcomings in UK marine climate science (i.e. what other science could be done / supported to help decision makers and UK marine industries).
F. Actively engage with partners and consult wider communities on requirements for climate change tools and information (e.g. marine scenarios of climate change).
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2013

To: 2014

Cost: £90,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine