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Our Changing Oceans and Cryosphere: an IPCC and interdisciplinary assessment of ocean futures

Professor Nathan Bindoff, IMAS, University of Tasmania

Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas, CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere and Centre for Marine Socioecology

Dr Camilla Novaglio, IMAS, University of Tasmania, and Centre for Marine Socioecology

Facilitator: Dr Stuart Corney, IMAS, University of Tasmania

How are our oceans changing with a changing climate, and what does this mean for people and ecosystems? What solutions are available to address the challenges?

In September 2019 the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Special Report on the Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). The report assesses the physical processes and impacts of climate change on ocean, coastal, polar and mountain ecosystems. It also assesses the consequences for human communities, and the options for people to adapt to climate-related changes for a more sustainable future.

The first part of this presentation will summarise the key findings from this report for the oceans and polar regions and highlight the significance for Australia. Nathan Bindoff was a coordinating lead author for the oceans chapter of the report, and a drafting author on the report’s Summary for Policy Makers.

In the second part of this presentation, Jess Melbourne-Thomas (a lead author on the polar regions chapter of SROCC and a theme leader with the Centre for Marine Socioecology, CMS) and Camilla Novaglio (part of the leadership team for the CMS Future Seas project) will introduce Future Seas, an interdisciplinary project envisioning sustainable futures for marine socioecological systems under climate change and other key global challenges.

Please note - This online event will be recorded. Organisers reserve the right to exclude disrespectful participants from the event.

Oct 23, 2020 02:00 PM in Hobart

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