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Developing Ecosystem Modelling Capability in the UK - ME5428

Description
In this project, we will review current ecosystem modelling and produce a roadmap for future development of the UK ecosystem modelling. This MSCC activity will bring together scientists and policy makers in a workshop that will address UK marine ecosystem models to understand their potential to assess the impact of human pressures and climate change, and the effectiveness of management measures. This will cover both the biological state and socio-economic value of marginal changes to the systems. The outputs from the workshop will be used to develop a roadmap for future ecosystem modelling in the UK and for future interactions between scientists and policy makers.

More information can be found at http://www.masts.ac.uk/research/marine-ecosystem-modelling/
Objective
The overall aim is to review current UK marine ecosystem models in order to understand their potential to assess the impact of human pressures and climate change, and to predict the effectiveness of different management measures. This will cover both the biological state and socio-economic value of the system. The objectives are:
1. To hold an MSCC/MASTS-led workshop that develops a roadmap for the utility and development of ecosystem models.
2. To disseminate the findings to the scientific and policy communities and identify a mechanism for future modeller policy maker interactions.

Project Documents
• TPS - Two Page Summary : ME5428 2pager final   (213k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2014

To: 2016

Cost: £69,063
Contractor / Funded Organisations
C E F A S (CEFAS)
Keywords
Marine