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Titre : Confronting the impacts of carbon dioxide emissions on the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem through monitoring, capacity building, and shellfish aquaculture
Nom du conférencier : Todd Capson
Son affiliation : Consultant
Laboratoire organisateur : LOCEAN
Date et heure : 12-12-2018 11h00
Lieu : Campus de Jussieu, salle de réunion de LOCEAN, tour 45/55, 4eme étage
Résumé :

The West African countries that border the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) are exceedingly vulnerable to rising levels of CO2. First, as an Eastern Boundary Upwelling Ecosystem, the Canary Current will be strongly impacted by ocean acidification, deoxygenation, and warming. Second, the countries are highly dependent upon marine resources for their livelihoods, food security, and national economies. Third, the vast majority of the data on the biogeochemistry of the CCLME are from foreign cruises, providing intermittent snapshots of a complex and dynamic system. Yet models on the potential impacts of climate change on CCLME countries do not appear to have taken those vulnerabilities into account (e.g., Ricke et al. 2018. Country-level social cost of carbon, Nat. Clim. Change 8, 895–900). I will discuss an initiative involving scientists from Senegal, the U.S., and France that aims to build capacity for the in situ monitoring of ocean biogeochemistry in Senegal and for adaptation to rising ocean acidity through shellfish aquaculture.

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