Coordinator´s corner – what is happening in CERES

Welcome to the CERES project! After our kickoff meeting in Mallorca (March 2016), CERES has gotten off to a productive start and we are now almost ready to reach our ambitious, first year’s goals. Model results are now available on the projected impacts of climate change on key physical and biogeochemical features of European waters relevant to fisheries and aquaculture (temperatures in seas and rivers, ocean currents and river discharges, plankton production, etc.). Mapping onto these physical changes, CERES has developed four scenarios of likely political, social, economic and technological development, which are needed to fully anticipate future changes in European aquaculture and fisheries sectors. Regional stakeholder feedback on our CERES Scenarios is needed through February 2017. In parallel, we started creating clearer pictures of how our industry partners perceive the risks and opportunities of climate change. This visual method (called Bow-tie analysis) will allow CERES to capture stakeholders’ views from specific sectors and regions (from shellfish and finfish farmers to mixed pelagic and demersal fisheries). Initial feedback from regional stakeholders will be collected through May 2017. In short, a lot of our goals in the first year were about bringing more industry representation and involvement to CERES – increasing industry buy-in, co-creation and relevance – goals that are directly aligned with the EU’s Blue Growth agenda. If you have questions about our CERES science or how best to get involved to put our project to work for you, do not hesitate to contact us!


Dr Mario Caña of the University of Azores interviewed CERES partner Dr John Icely of Sagremarisco Lda as a stakeholder representing the aquaculture industry in the Algarve region of  Portugal. Dr Caña was representing the Horizon 2020 project MUSES (Multi-Use in...

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Turkish industry gets involved into CERES

A joint workshop organized by Mersin University (MEU) and Elazığ Fisheries Research Institute was held on 4th of May in Elazığ Province, the largest rainbow trout producing region in Turkey. The workshop gathered stakeholders including trout farmers, researchers and...

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Annual Meeting

70 science and industry partners met - together with the members of the research advisory board and the reference user group - at the National University of Ireland, Galway (25-27th of March) for the very successful annual CERES consortium meeting. Three productive...

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First data on mussel experiments

First results from field and laboratory experiments on the effect of temperature on mussel physiology showed strong differences between species and locations. Two mussel species and two oyster species were compared. Watch the video to see more from CERES scientist at...

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CERES @ the TAGEM meeting

CERES was introduced to academicians, researchers and technocrats during annual workplan meeting of Turkish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock-Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies. The 2017 Annual meeting of Directorate of Agricultural Research...

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Initial stakeholder engagement workshop

In the Hague at the Wageningen Economic Research institute on 21-22 November 2016, CERES accommodated a stakeholder workshop for internal stakeholders; i.e. those who are partners of the CERES consortium. The stakeholders contributed to core stakeholder related...

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CERES @ the groundfish forum

CERES was presented at the annual conference of the Groundfish Forum in Hamburg, a meeting place for leading members of the global groundfish industry. Prof. Myron Peck talked about „ Forcasting and anticipating effects of climate change on groundfish and their...

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Glossy card on scenarios ready

The glossy card, explaining the concept of the used socio-economical future scenarios to interested industry and policy members, is online. The CERES modelling exercises on economic developments in Europe´s fishery and aquaculture are not only built on environmental...

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Climate scenarios for rivers ready

E-Hype river data available - this pan-European model provides Hydrological Predictions of the Environment. The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) uses this model to identify potential impacts of changes in river flows and nutrient discharge for...

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CERES @ the Blue Economy Business and Science Forum

CERES was invited to the first summit of the Blue Economy Business and Science Forum, that took place in Hamburg on 12-13 September 2016. This platform was launched by the European Commission for business, science, finance and policy representatives to exchange...

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Turkish farmers fuel CERES farm models

CERES field surveys are starting -  a the team of the Mersin university started to collect bio-technical data from sea bass and sea bream farms in Turkey. Farms in Eastern Mediterranean coast (Merin) and Aegean coast of Turkey (Muğla and İzmir) were visited and data...

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flag_yellow_high KopieThis project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 678193 (CERES, Climate Change and European Aquatic Resources). The content of this website does not reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Responsibility for the information and views expressed therein lies entirely with the author(s). March 2016 - February 2020 I  5.6 Mio Euros .


CERES Office Universität Hamburg Germany Coordinated by Prof. Myron Peck Phone      +49 40 42838 9891 Email