Section: Climate Change Effects on Marine Ecosystems
Joint expert group with ICES Strategic Initiative on Climate Change Effects on Marine Ecosystems
Goals:
  1. Define, coordinate and integrate the research activities needed to understand, assess and project climate change impacts on marine ecosystems;
  2. Plan strategies for sustaining the delivery of ecosystem goods and services, and when possible predictions should include quantifying estimations of uncertainty;
  3. Define and quantify the vulnerability and sustainability of marine ecosystems to climate change, including the cumulative impacts and synergetic effects of climate and marine resource use;
  4. Build global ocean prediction frameworks, through international collaborations and research, building on ICES and PICES monitoring programs.
Core Elements of S-CCME Implementation Plan Phases
  1. Synthesis of existing knowledge;
  2. Advancement of new science and methodology;
  3. Communication of research findings.

Phase 1: 2012-2014

Synthesis of existing knowledge:

  • Complete synthesis papers from the 2010 Sendai Symposium and 2012 Yeosu Symposium;
  • Interpret the vulnerabilities of marine ecosystems to changing climate.

Advancement of new science and methodology:

  • Identify techniques for predicting climate change impacts in systems impacted by decadal variability;
  • Define the vulnerability of commercial species to climate change and identify which species would be most likely to experience shifts in spatial distributions;
  • Engage the global earth system modelling community in modelling climate change effects on marine ecosystems and identify opportunities for collaborations;
  • Build response scenarios for how the human community will respond to climate change.

Communication and integration of science through international symposiums:

  • Publish results in peer reviewed literature;
  • Serve as symposium/session co-convenors;
  • Assist in preparing and convening the PICES/ICES/IOC Symposium on Effects of climate change on the world’s oceans”“ (May 2012, Yeosu, Korea).

Phase 2: 2015-2017

  • Continue to advance new science focused on climate change effects on marine ecosystems through theme/topic sessions and workshops;
  • Update and improve forecasts with IPCC AR5 scenarios;
  • Convene an international symposium in 2016;
  • Develop regional synthesis reports;
  • Initiate inter-sessional training for projecting climate change impacts on marine ecosystems;
  • Continue collaboration with global climate change research community.

Phase 3: 2018-2020

  • Continue to advance new science focused on climate change effects on marine ecosystems through theme/topic Sessions and workshops;
  • Update and improve predictions with IPCC AR6 scenarios;
  • Develop regional synthesis reports;
  • Convene an international symposium in 2018.
Products
Annual Meetings

Reports

2015, 2014

Session and Workshop Summaries

PICES-2015:
S7, Past, present, and future climate in the North Pacific Ocean: Updates of our understanding since IPCC AR5

2015 ICES ASC
Theme Session G, Managing marine ecosystem services in a changing climate

PICES-2014:
S6, Climate change impacts on spatial distributions of marine fish and shellfish
S7, Recent assessments of climate change impacts on marine ecosystems

PICES-2013:
W1, Comparison of size-based and species based ecosystem models

Symposia / Inter-sessional Workshops

2016, PICES/ICES workshop on “Economic modelling of the effects of climate change on fish and fisheries”, Brest, France
2015, PICES/ICES Workshop on “Modelling effects of climate change on fish and fisheries”, Seattle, USA
2015, International Scientific Conference “Our common future under climate change”, Paris, France
S 2209, Transformative pathways to sustain marine ecosystems and their services under climate change,
S 2209, 17:00 Challenges and advances in climate projection methodology and their use in projecting oceans futures

2015, 3rd PICES/ICES/IOC Symposium on “Effects of Climate change on the world’s oceans”, Santos, Brazil
S1, Role of advection and mixing in ocean biogeochemistry and marine ecosystems
S2, Ocean acidification
S4, Regional models for predictions of climate change impacts
S6, Climate change in the seasonal domain: Impacts on the phenology of marine ecosystems and their consequences
S9, Impact of climate change on ecosystem carrying capacity via food-web spatial relocations
S10, Forecasting climate change impacts on fish populations and fisheries
S11, Impacts on coastal communities
W1, Addressing uncertainty in projecting climate change impacts in marine ecosystems
W5, Moving towards climate-ready fishery systems

2014, FUTURE Open Science Meeting
S7, Strategies for ecosystem management in a changing climate
W3, Climate change and ecosystem-based management of living marine resources
W4, Ecosystem projection model inter-comparison and assessment of climate change impacts on global fish and fisheries

2013, PICES/ICES Workshop on “Global assessment of the implications of climate change on the spatial distribution of fish and fisheries”, St. Petersburg, Russia (pdf, 1.4 Mb)

PICES Press

Winter 2016, Vol. 24, No. 1
International Scientific Conference on “Our common future under climate change

Winter 2016, Vol. 24, No. 1
PICES/ICES Workshop on “Modelling effects of climate change on fish and fisheries

Summer 2014, Vol. 22, No. 2
OSM Session on “Strategies for ecosystem management in a changing climate

Summer 2014, Vol. 22, No. 2
OSM Workshop on “Climate change and ecosystem-based management of living marine resources

Summer 2014, Vol. 22, No. 2
OSM Workshop on “Ecosystem projection model inter-comparison and assessment of climate change impacts on global fish and fisheries

Summer 2013, Vol. 21, No. 2
ICES/PICES Workshop on "Global Assessment of the Implications of Climate Change on the Spatial Distribution of Fish and Fisheries"

PICES Scientific Reports
TBA
Primary Journals
2015, Joint PICES and ICES paper, “ICES and PICES Strategies for Coordinating Research on the Impacts of Climate Change on Marine Ecosystems”, Oceanography 27(4): 160-167
Related Materials
PICES Scientific Report No. 45 (Report of the PICES/ICES Working Group on Forecasting Climate Change Impacts on Fish and Shellfish)
Other Publications
2013, Report of the Workshop on Global Assessment of the Implications of Climate Change on the Spatial Distribution of Fish and Fisheries
News
Members
Dr. Jackie R. King (FIS, FUTURE-SSC, S-CCME)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pacific Biological Station
3190 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T 6N7
(1-250) 756-7176
(1-250) 756-7053
Jackie.King@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Dr. Angelica Peña (BIO, S-CCME, WG-33)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Institute of Ocean Sciences
9860 W. Saanich Rd., P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
(1-250) 363-6576
(1-250) 363-6746
angelica.pena@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Mr. YiPing Bai (S-CCME)
Forecast Branch
South China Sea Forecast Center,State Oceanic Administration
No.353,Mid. XinGang Rd, Haizhu Distrcit
Guangzhou, Guangdong
China, PR 510310
(86-20) 84220068
(86-20) 84220098
byp@hyyb.gov.cn
Dr. Guimei Liu (S-CCME)
National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center
State Oceanic Administration (SOA)
8 Dahuisi Rd., Haidian District
Beijing, China, PR 100081
(86-10) 62105849
liugm@nmefc.gov.cn
Dr. Chuanxin Qin (S-CCME)
South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
231 West Xingang Rd., Haizhu District
Guangzhou, Guangdong
China, PR 510300
(86) 18925127968
(86-20) 89103365
qincx@scsfri.ac.cn
Dr. Xiujuan Shan (S-CCME, WG-36)
Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
106 Nanjing Rd., Shinan District
Qingdao, Shandong
China, PR 266071
0086-13668888381
shanxj@ysfri.ac.cn
Dr. Jing Yu (S-CCME)
South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
231 Xingangxi Rd.
Guangzhou, Guangdong
China, PR 510300
(86-20) 89108323
(86-20) 84451442
yujing@scsfri.ac.cn
Prof. Xuelei Zhang (S-CCME, S-MBM)
Center for Marine Ecology Research
First Institute of Oceanography, SOA
6 Xianxialing Rd., LaoShan District
Qingdao, Shandong
China, PR 266061
(86-532) 88967476
(86-532) 88963909
zhangxl@fio.org.cn
Prof. Shin-ichi Ito (POC, S-CCME, WG-35)
S-CCME Co-Chair
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha
Kashiwa, Chiba
Japan 277-8564
(81-4) 7136-6240
(81-4) 7136-6247
goito@aori.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Dr. Hiroshi Kuroda (S-CCME)
Production Dynamics Group
Hokkaido National Fisheries Research Institute, FRA
116 Katsurakoi
Kushiro, Hokkaido
Japan 085-0802
(81-154) 92-1723
(81-154) 91-9355
kurocan@affrc.go.jp
Dr. Motomitsu Takahashi (BIO, S-CCME, SB)
Fisheries Management and Oceanography Department
Seikai National Fisheries Research Institute, FRA
1551-8 Taira-machi
Nagasaki, Nagasaki
Japan 851-2213
(81-95) 860-1600
(81-95) 850-7767
takahamt@fra.affrc.go.jp
Prof. Sukgeun Jung (FIS, S-CCME)
School of Marine Biomedical Sciences
Jeju National University
1 Ara 1-dong, 102 Jejudaehakno
Jeju, Korea, R 690-756
(82-51) 754-3424
(82-51) 756-3473
sukgeun.jung@gmail.com
Dr. Sukyung Kang (FUTURE-SSC, S-CCME, SB)
FUTURE-SSC Co-Chair
Fisheries Resources Management Division
National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS)
216 Haean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun
Busan, Korea, R 46083
(82-51) 720-2287
(82-51) 720-2277
sukyungkang@korea.kr
Prof. Suam Kim (S-CCME)
Department of Marine Biology
Pukyong National University
559-1 Daeyeon-3-dong, Nam-gu
Busan, Korea, R 608-737
(82-51) 629-5923
(82-51) 629-5923
suamkim@pknu.ac.kr
Dr. Yury I. Zuenko (CREAMS-AP, POC, S-CCME, WG-35)
POC Vice-Chair
Fisheries Oceanography
Pacific Scientific Research Fisheries Center (TINRO-Center)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690091
(7-423) 2604-530
(7-423) 2300-752
zuenko_yury@hotmail.com
Dr. Alan C. Haynie (S-CCME)
NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Bldg. 4, 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98115
206-526-4253
206-526-6723
Alan.Haynie@noaa.gov
Dr. Anne B. Hollowed (S-CCME, SG-CEP)
S-CCME Co-Chair
Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98115-6349
(1-206) 526-4223
(1-206) 526-6723
Anne.Hollowed@noaa.gov
Dr. Kirstin Kari Holsman (S-CCME)
AFSC
NOAA Fisheries
7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg. 4
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98115
(206)526-4691
kirstin.holsman@noaa.gov
Dr. Franz J. Mueter (S-CCME)
School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
17101 Pt. Lena Loop Rd.
Juneau, AK
U.S.A. 99801
(1-907) 796-5448
(1-907) 796-5446
fmueter@alaska.edu
Dr. Cisco Werner (S-CCME)
NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), NMFS, NOAA
8901 La Jolla Shores Dr.
La Jolla, CA
U.S.A. 92037
(1-858) 546-7081
(1-858) 546-5655
cisco.werner@noaa.gov
Ms. Phoebe Woodworth-Jefcoats (S-CCME)
NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center
1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176
Honolulu, HI
U.S.A. 96818
(1-808) 725-5562
phoebe.woodworth-jefcoats@noaa.gov