WP5: Implications for Resource Management
A central element of the EMS, CFP and EMP is the ecosystem approach to management, which requires robust tools and management strategies considering both uncontrolled (e.g. climate) or difficult to control drivers (e.g. eutrophication, pollution) and allows improved management of drivers under human control (i.e. fisheries and introduction of alien species).
The focus of WP 5 is to understand the impact of the major drivers on our ecosystems and integrate this into our resource management capabilities. It will make use of the full range of scenario’s from WP3 and WP4 which will determine the ecosystem response envelope to:
(1) climate change and related oceanographic effects
(2) eutrophication which in turn affects primary and secondary production
(3) pollution affecting reproductive success and finally
(4) over-fishing and introduction of alien species which may alter the structure of the fish community with cascading effects to lower trophic and bottom-up effects on higher trophic levels.
Workpackage Leader: GerJan Piet (IMARES)
Documents relevant to this WPIntegrated Assessment Workshop Report. 3-5 March 2010, Amsterdam