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FlatFish Symposium 2017

From November 11 to 16, 2017, Nereus Program Director of Science William Cheung (UBC) will be attending the FlatFish Symposium in Saint-Malo, France. Titled “Ten International Flatfish Symposia and 30+…

Impacts World 2017: Counting the true costs of climate change

“The intersectoral and interdisciplinary nature of the ISIMIP approach meant that topics were very broad and spanned both land and sea, natural science, social science, economics, human health, and policy,” said Tyler Eddy. “This perspective was very interesting to consider big ideas and issues at broad scales, however as a result of this broad approach, detailed ocean processes weren’t covered as much.”

Impacts World 2017 Conference

The Impacts World 2017 Conference, intended to address climate-change impacts by bringing together relevant scientists & stakeholders, will take place from October 11 to 13, 2017, at the Kongresshotel Potsdam…

Director of Science William Cheung wins ICES Prix d’Excellence Award

Nereus Director of Science William Cheung has won the Prix d’ Excellence Award by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). The ​​​​​​​​​​Prix d’Excellence is awarded every three years for a high level of achievement in marine sciences work through research, scientific leadership and scientific policy leadership.

Developing countries face decreases in both fisheries and agriculture production under climate change

The authors looked at how food production on land and in the sea will be threatened by climate change and what the future effects on biodiversity, livelihoods and food security will be. They adopted the human development index (HDI) — a global index of life expectancy, education and per capita income. They found that all of the low human development index countries will face declines in both agriculture and fisheries production by 2050.