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SCAR XXXIV IP15: ICED (Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Southern Ocean) Report
XXXIV SCAR Delegates Meeting
29 - 30 August 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

SCAR XXXIV IP15: ICED (Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Southern Ocean) Report

Information Paper: 15
Agenda Item: 4.3.7
Posted/Revised: 6 Jul 2016

Presentation: pdf Agenda Items 4.3.7-4.3.8 (922 KB)

Executive Summary:

Authors: Rachel Cavanagh, Eugene Murphy and Nadine Johnston on behalf of the ICED Scientific Steering Committee

Important Issues or Factors: ICED is a regional programme of Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER) and is closely linked with SCAR. ICED is undertaking integrated circumpolar analyses to improve our understanding of change and the implications for Southern Ocean ecosystems and their management. Progress has been made in understanding the structure and functioning of ecosystems, modelling species and food webs, and with qualitative assessments of change. We are building on this to more comprehensively assess (and where possible quantify) key impacts of change on Southern Ocean ecosystems and to ensure this informs management and policy.

Recommendations/Actions and Justification: We would like SCAR to particularly note the mutually beneficial opportunities for strengthening interactions and collaborations with ICED. This includes (i) our recent (and upcoming) work with CCAMLR and the CEP, and (ii) our work on models, scenarios and projections (including our upcoming workshop and conference).

Budget Implications: Key ICED activities planned for 2016-17 will benefit from SCAR involvement and expertise and as such may require SCAR funds; e.g. this could include attendance of key individuals involved in other SCAR groups at our planned workshop on projections, and ongoing work with CCAMLR and CEP.