CERESClimate change and European Aquatic RESources
Coordinator´s corner – what is happening in CERES
As 2017 comes to close, I would like to briefly look back on another successful phase of the EU CERES project. In the 6 months since my last message, I’m happy to report that CERES is making strong progress in its research on climate change impacts on Europe’s fisheries and aquaculture sectors. To date, CERES has conducted more than 50 stakeholder engagement events and activities (big to small, EU to regional level). The dialog and feedback received at these events from the fisheries and aquaculture industry and policymakers is helping to ensure that we provide relevant “climate-ready” solutions in support of sustainable Blue Growth.
Most recently, CERES unveiled projections of what ocean temperatures and biogeochemistry will be in 50 years throughout the NE Atlantic and Mediterranean regions. These and other “physical” projections (for the Baltic, Barents and Norwegian Seas as well as freshwater habitats) will be used in biological models to estimate future, climate-driven changes in the productivity of fish and shellfish throughout Europe. Our 25+ CERES “Storylines” listed on our website outline our region- and sector-specific activities. Please look for updates as our work progresses.
Some other highlights include the participation in (and co-sponsorship of) key scientific workshops. One workshop, co-chaired by CERES and its sister project ClimeFish, addressed a call for advice by the European Commission regarding recent shifts in fish stocks. A second workshop co-sponsored by ICES and PICES “jump-started” our plans to deliver climate vulnerability assessments of European fisheries and aquaculture sectors. These, along with chairing sessions in September at the ICES Annual Science Conference and in October at Aquaculture Europe, help demonstrate the maturity of our CERES science. In December, CERES provided its first policy review in Brussels to several EU Directorates-General (Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Environment, and Climate Action).
I congratulate our 26 CERES partners from industry, national laboratories and academia on a successful 2017. If you work within the fisheries or aquaculture sector or if you are a policymaker for these industries, please register in our website’s stakeholder database. Climate change will pose both risks and opportunities. This stakeholder database is your direct route to providing comments, following our updates and shaping our CERES activities. Put us to work for you.
CERES and ClimeFish joined for a successful policy briefing on forecasting and anticipating effects of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture in the European Commission.mehr lesen
CERES scientists visited Irish salmon farms to collect data for the typical farm approach (and to have some fresh tasty salmon)!mehr lesen
CERES was part of the popular TV program of the Balearic Islands “People from the sea”.mehr lesen
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...mehr lesen
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...mehr lesen
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...mehr lesen
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...mehr lesen
Remi Panicz from the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin presented CERES to carp breaders, scientists and stakeholders in Słok k. Bełchatowa at the XXII national workshop and conference for carp breeders (22-24.02.2017)....mehr lesen
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...mehr lesen
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...mehr lesen
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...mehr lesen
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This 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 .