The Predictive Power of Marine Science in a Changing Climate


2014-04-07 - 2014-04-08

Location: Institute of Oceanology, Sopot, Poland

Links: COST web where you can find more information, including the program and the presentations.


COST, an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, allowing the coordination of nationally-funded research on a European level. COST organized a conference titled "The Predictive Power of Marine Science in a Changing Climate" in Sopot, Poland 7-8 April.

BNI Participation

Maciej Tomczak, BNI Sweden, was one of the invited experts asked to give a presentaion on "Human impact on Central Baltic Sea ecosystem - Food-web modellingPDF (pdf, 3.1 MB)". 

He was one of the invited European researchers specialized in the studies of marine environment, both in the biotic and abiotic aspects, in their relation to the changing climate.

Multidisciplinary approaches to climate change impacts on marine environments of Europe

The participating researchers addressed a vast array of different European marine environments, from oceanic waters to very brackish basins such as the Baltic. They also discussed how climate changes affect all aspects of environment, from physical and chemical through biological processes and thus marine fauna and flora.

Participants discussed a multidisciplinary approach to the problem of climate change impact on marine environment in Europe, in order to facilitate transdisciplinary cooperation to help understand the ongoing changes in the marine environment, as well as predict their future course.

Further reading regarding BNI's food web modelling

Below you can find a selection of publications by Maciej Tomczak related to the conference and his talk:

Ecosystem flow dynamics in the Baltic Proper - using a multi-trophic dataset as a basis for food–web modelling

Combined effects of global climate change and regional ecosystem drivers on an exploited marine food web

Read more about the BNI BaltProWeb - Baltic Proper Food-web model here

More information about projects in which the research has been carried out:

ECOSUPPORT - Advanced modeling tool for scenarios of the Baltic Sea ECOsystem to SUPPORT decision making

Regime shifts in the Baltic Sea ecosystem - modelling complex adaptive ecosystems and governance implications

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Updated: 2014-04-28
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