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Alaska Climate Integrated Modeling Project

Collaborative research to respond to a changing Bering Sea marine ecosystem


Dutch Harbor
Dutch Harbor, AK has been the country's leading fishing port for nearly 20 years, with 787 million pounds of seafood passing through in 2015.  Photo: NOAA Fisheries

The Alaska Climate Integrated Modeling (ACLIM) project is a collaboration of diverse researchers aimed at giving decision makers critical information regarding the far-reaching impacts of environmental changes in the Bering Sea.

The Bering Sea is home to the world’s largest sustainable fishery with a combined value of $1.8 billion. Seafood harvesting and processing also supports nearly 56,000 employees in Alaska. Maintaining healthy fish populations ensures the viability of economies and communities. It also safeguards an important food supply.

To better predict and respond to future changes, the ACLIM project will develop cutting-edge and multi-disciplinary models. The models will consist of alternative climate scenarios and the associated estimates of potential impacts or benefits to people, industry and the Bering Sea ecosystem.

The ACLIM team has 19 members and includes oceanographers, ecosystem modelers, socioeconomic researchers and fishery management experts from NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, the University of Washington Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) and School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) and the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA).

 
Meetings

  • Thursday, February 2
    Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
    Where: Renaissance Seattle Hotel, North/West Room
    Address: 515 Madison Street, Seattle
     

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