Integrated climate vulnerability assessments

Integrated climate vulnerability assessments

Integrated climate vulnerability assessments 1500 1123 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Canada

In order to enable marine resiliency and continued food provisioning under global change, there is a need to explicitly include multiple climate change drivers in fisheries management. 

This project aligns with the UN Ocean Decade goals of developing regional ocean acidification risks, adaptation actions and management strategies for commercial species and reliant peoples for food, economies or traditional practices. 

The American lobster supports the dominant fishery of the Northwest Atlantic with critical socioeconomic importance to Canada and the United States. The overall objective of this project is to develop an American lobster climate vulnerability assessment open-access tool incorporating recently available climate exposure, sensitivity data (including social, economic, cultural and institutional indices), fisheries and habitat models through this transboundary multidisciplinary collaboration, that will facilitate climate considerations in fisheries management and regional adaptation planning. 

Start Date: 03/01/2022
End Date: 31/03/2025

Lead Contact: Helen Gurney-Smith (

challenges: 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 3- Sustainable Blue Food, 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy
ocean_basins: North Atlantic Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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