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Third CLIOTOP Symposium: Future of oceanic animals in a changing ocean

The general objective of CLIOTOP is to organise a large-scale worldwide comparative effort aimed at elucidating the key processes involved in the impact of both climate variability (at various scales) and fishing on the structure and function of open ocean pelagic ecosystems and their top predator species. The ultimate objective is to develop a reliable predictive capability for the dynamics of top predator populations and oceanic ecosystems that combines both fishing and climate effect.

14 September 2015 - 18 September 2015

The third symposium will take place in Donostia-San Sebastián. The objectives are:

1.- Evaluate impacts of climate variability and change over seasonal to decadal time scales on pelagic species and dependent socio-economic and management systems
2.- Identify risk assessment and evaluation tools that incorporate climate variability in order to improve sustainable resource management (conservation, fisheries, spatial planning, etc.)
3.- Identify sustainable pathways for coupled socio-ecological oceanic systems
4.- Position CLIOTOP science for the next 10-year phase as part of Future Earth, and build a collaborating community of scientists, managers, and policy-makers.



climate change, oceanic animals