Research Program for Climate Action Planning

Research Program for Climate Action Planning

Research Program for Climate Action Planning 1500 1000 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

CEAZA (Center for Advanced Studies in Arid Zones) – Chile

Through state-of-the-art dynamical downscaling ocean and atmosphere models, the research program for Climate Action Planning (CLAP) aims at providing an improved scientific understanding and more realistic/accurate local projections of ocean and land service pressures for the coastal region of Coquimbo on timescales of near-term to end-of-century climate change. 

It targets the development of socio-ecological models that quantify and predict the services provided by the coastal ocean in this region. During its 1st phase (2021-2025, funded), CLAP will develop reliable regional to local projections of climate change of the ocean and atmospheric circulation, and of the biogeochemical environment. It will allow the development of an ecosystem service (ES) approach required for implementing ecosystem-based management strategies for the marine coastal zone off Coquimbo. The 2nd phase (2026-2030, not funded yet) will expand this approach to enhance the socio-economic dimension to explicitly quantify and map ES, as a basis for planning. 

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Global Ocean Oxygen Decade (GOOD) 

Start date: 01/03/2022
End date: 31/12/2030 

Lead Contact: Boris Dewitte (

challenges: 5- Ocean-Climate Nexus, 9- Capacity Development, 10- Behaviour Change
ocean_basins: South Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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