Project: Climate driven changes in the Habitat Suitability of Marine Organisms

Acronym CLIMAR (Reference Number: ELAC2015/T01-0495)
Duration 01/01/2017 - 01/01/2020
Project Topic CLIMAR will advance our mechanistic understanding and predictive capacity of how climate change will redistribute marine species of key economic and ecological importance, creating more robust advice for the sustainable management of living marine resources. CLIMAR provides a step change in the state-of-the-art in predicting ecological impacts resulting from the interaction between climate change warming and Ocean Acidification (CCWOA) across a broad range of species inhabiting contrasting marine regions around the globe. The objectives of CLIMAR are: (1) to develop and employ a standard set of methods to produce mechanistic (physiology-based) metrics of climate sensitivity of key marine species, (2) to predict future changes in the potential distribution ofthese species which incorporate a range of likely climate change scenarios, and (3) to raise awareness of the potential economic and societal impacts of CCWOA due to changes in the ability of given regions to provide specific ecosystem goods and services such as high species biodiversity and productive fisheries.
Network ERANet-LAC
Call 2nd Joint Call on Research and Innovation

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Argentine National Science & Technology Council Partner Argentina
2 Center for Advanced Studies in Arid Zones Partner Chile
3 Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Coordinator Italy
4 University of Hamburg Partner Germany