Our discussions will focus around extreme events, including stock collapses, regime shifts, marine heat waves, cold snaps and storms. We will discuss the impacts these events can have on ecosystems, fisheries and livelihoods, and how these can recover afterwards. We'll also discuss advances in modelling that demonstrate that some of these events may be changing in frequency or severity as a result of climate change, but also that scientist's ability to predict or anticipate such events is starting to improve.
The session will use a fish bowl format, with all participants able to contribute their ideas and insights.
Extreme events, including marine heat waves, cold snaps, and severe storms can have dramatic and long-lasting impacts on marine ecosystems, with major consequences for commercial fisheries and aquaculture. Recent modelling efforts have demonstrated that such events may be increasing in frequency or severity as a result of climate change, but equally that scientist's ability to predict or anticipate such events is starting to improve.
This session focusses on modelling, observational and analytical approaches as well as studies of biological consequences and socio-economic implications. The session will also consider economic shocks and disturbances, for example the recent COVID disruption or peaks in oil price.