The UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) and the Climate Change Ecology Special Interest Group held a joint conference in London on how marine climate science is being applied across a range of sectors.
For more than 10 years MCCIP has been collating and synthesising evidence on marine and coastal climate change impacts to support decision making. Their 2018 conference ‘Marine and coastal climate change: science for policy through effective engagement’ provided participants with an 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. It took place on 15 October at Charles Darwin House.
Dr Darren Clark, Research Fellow on the SWEEP Marine Planning Impact Project, presented a poster at the event together with the Marine Management Organisation. The poster highlighted the findings on the impacts of climate change at scales relevant to England’s regional marine planning process.