Observation Systems of Climate Change in the Pacific

PACE-Net Plus and the GOPS will jointly organize, in association with PACE-SD, a scientific workshop on:
“Strengthening the Observation systems of Climate change and its impacts in the Pacific, for a sustainable management of resources and adaptation”

This workshop on climate change and its impacts due to natural variability and anthropogenic causes will focus on three scientific and technological area of research:

  • Oceanography, ocean atmosphere interactions and variability;
  • Impacts of climate change on the ecosystems and the biodiversity, on the marine and terrestrial resources;
  • Impacts of climate change on societies.

Synthetic presentations will introduce discussions and exchanges about the following questions:

  • What types of data and tools are needed? What impact will be addressed by which data?
  • How will data be used and model integration will be achieved?
  • What partnerships are needed to support and exploit these observation systems?

The central objective of this workshop that will bring together experts from Pacific countries, from their regional organizations, and from Europe will be to produce a guidance note for the European Institutions on the projects and tools for these systems of observation, as well as the partnerships to be implemented to strengthen those, in the perspective of the societal challenges relating to climate change in the Pacific.

Registration closes 31st of May 2015.

Jean-François Marini, PACE-Net Plus Coordinator (jean-francois.marini@ird.fr)
Bernard Pelletier, Director GOPS (bernard.pelletier@ird.fr)

Submarine observatory in the lagoon of New Caledonia © M. Rodier/IRD
School of tuna © M. Taquet/IFREMER
Submerged wharf in Vanuatu © B. Pelletier/IRD
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