Lead organization: Denmark's Technical University (DTU)
Wojciech Wawrzynski, Head of Science SupportAlondra Rodriguez, Science Programme Supporting Officer
The aim of the project is to map and assess the current and future risks from climate change, natural hazards and human activities to Atlantic ecosystems. Mission Atlantic will be the first initiative to develop and systematically apply Integrated Ecosystem Assessments (IEAs) at all Atlantic basin scale.
This IEA approach engages scientists, marine stakeholders, and resource managers, integrating all components of the ecosystem, including human activity, into the decision-making process. In this way, managers and policy makers informed by science, can balance the need for environmental protection with secure, sustainable development, thereby ensuring a positive future for the Atlantic Ocean and its peoples.
Tourism, maritime transport, and small-scale fisheries are among the human activities to be assessed by Mission Atlantic. Photo: Buzios, Brazil by Patrizio Mariani