Canadian coastal waters open to three oceans (North Atlantic, Arctic and North Pacific) and are thus significantly influenced by large-scale changes under global climate change.
The currents, temperature and salinity of the ocean circulation influence ecosystem components (such as species growth, development and habitat) and affect biogeochemical processes (such as dissolved oxygen concentration, ocean acidification and nutrient transport).
Based on the principle that understanding the present is key to understanding the future, reliable projections of future climate change require state-of-the-art numerical circulation models of the present climate.
The Canadian Ocean Climate Simulation project will create a high-resolution numerical ocean model simulation for Canada’s three oceans from 1958-to-Present day that will help understand the drivers and mechanisms of changes in the ocean physical and biological environments.
This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme SUstainability, Predictability and REsilience of Marine Ecosystems (SUPREME)
Start Date: 01/01/2023
End Date: 01/01/2026