Where will the fishing fleet find fish in the future? Will there be a fishery in the Polar Sea? Where will the marine mammals be found? What will be the optimal areas for aquaculture in twenty years? And what are the consequences of the acidification of the oceans?
And – will there be shipping routes over the North East Passage? What about the risk and safety questions related to that?
There are definitely more questions than answers by now. World wide, scientists are addressing the questions on how climate change is impacting marine environment, ecosystems and human security.
Svein Sundby, senior scientist on Institute of Marine Research in Bergen, is one of the lead experts on climate changes and their impacts on marine ecosystems of the world’s oceans. Sundby has worked with the second part of the Fifth IPCC Assessment Report on “Impacts, Adaptations and Vulnerability” to be released in Japan on 31 March. This is the first time IPCC has taken up impacts on the ocean ecosystems as a main topic. At NASF, Sundby is the keynote speaker.