Quantifying climate-dependent and anthropogenic impacts on ecosystem services in the Subarctic Pacific Ocean: State-of-the-art observational tools to inform policy and management
The project aims to establish a new generation of observational and modeling tools to quantify fisheries production and CO2 uptake capacity in the Subarctic Pacific Ocean. The main objective if this project is to understand the potential impacts of climate change and human induced disturbances on ecosystem dynamics, CO2 uptake capacity and fish biomass. The work represents a strategic partnership between university based scientists and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The scientific results of this project will significantly increase the accuracy of fisheries stock assessments, leading to enhanced ecosystem-based management and enforcement of currently existing regulatory mechanisms concerning ocean fertilization activities.