Marine and coastal climate change: science for policy through effective engagement

Join the UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) and the Climate Change Ecology SIG for a joint conference on how marine climate science is being applied across a range of sectors.

For more than 10 years, the MCCIP has been collating and synthesising evidence on marine and coastal climate change impacts to support decision making. This conference will provide participants with a succinct, accessible overview of the latest marine climate science and an opportunity to learn about how this knowledge is being applied across a range of sectors, from conservation bodies to industry trade associations. The challenge of engaging with different audiences on marine climate change will be explored, and looking forward, we will collectively agree on what more needs to be done to bring marine climate change issues to the fore.

The day will be split into 4 sessions:

1. The Evidence; climate change effects on:

– The climate of the marine environment

– Healthy, biologically diverse marine ecosystems

– Clean, safe and productive seas

2. Applying knowledge, how evidence informs management

3. Engaging with policy, media and industry

4. Bringing marine climate change issues to the fore, next steps

We are pleased to also announce that during the day there will be a lunchtime poster session. We are looking for posters from researchers, policy officers, media officers, and anyone else who works on the findings of marine climate science research and its application towards decision making. If you would be interested in presenting a poster during this session, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and state to which session (first three sessions listed above) your poster would best relate to office@mccip.org.uk by 15 October. Posters can be portrait or landscape, of size A0.

Registration is now closed.