Climate services for marine fisheries
Tremendous advances in oceanographic observing and modelling systems over the last decade now mean that in some areas (e.g. NE Atlantic) statistically meaningful predictive skill of variables such as sea-surface temperature out to five years or more is feasible. Exploiting this new predictive skill to support marine fisheries is emerging as one of the new opportunities and challenges of marine science. Translating these predictions of the physical environment into biological outcomes, however, is not straightforward and forecasting marine ecosystems is a scientific field still in its infancy.
We aim to pioneer annual and multi-annual fisheries-related predictions by developing and operationalizing the first such products in collaboration with stakeholders. Furthermore, we will estimate their value of these products to both end-users and the sector in general.
- Mark Payne, DTU Aqua
- Claus Reedtz Sparrevohn, DPPO
- Martin Pastoors, PFA