Enhancing the saliency of climate services for marine mobility sectors in European Arctic seas
ISIpedia develops the ISIpedia online encyclopedia and coordinates the research within ISIMIP: The Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project. Comprehensive information about the impacts of climate change is essential for decision makers when considering response options to projected climate-change. These options range from adjusting international mitigation targets to planning regional adaptation measures. They include informing the implementation of both adaptation and mitigation measures. The central product of this project is the ISIpedia open inter-sectoral impacts encyclopedia. This encyclopedia will act as a hub for multi-model, policy-relevant, climate-impact simulations and assessments. The ISIpedia encyclopedia is a prototype stakeholder-driven climate service to assist stakeholders to respond to evolving future climate-change scenarios.
pedia provides access to the assessments and syntheses of national-level climate impact information:historical observations, present-day conditions, projections on near-term to far-term future developments.
Model limitations are transparently documentedand comparisons between historical simulations and observations are provided for model evaluation.
ISIpedia provides regionally-resolved visualisations of projections of climate-impacts for important sector-specific and cross-sectoral indicators,such as land area affected by droughts or population affected by crop failure.
My name is dr. Machiel Lamers and I am the SALIENSEAS project leader. I have a longstanding interest in sustainability and climate adaptation of tourism in the polar regions. My interest in the coproduction of sea ice forecasts came from my role as co-chair of the Social and Economic Research Applications group of the Polar Prediction Project (PPP-SERA) of the World Meteorological Organisation in which we stimulate social science in these fields.
Umeå University, Sweden is responsible for studying mobility patterns and sea ice information needs of different Arctic marine sectors. The work relies on observation, interviewing, and on an innovative public participatory GIS approach to map Arctic marine mobility patterns and the challenges and risks faced by end-users. It will lead to an agenda for the development of climate services for the European Arctic.
Wageningen University, The Netherlands, is the overall project lead and responsible for studying the impact of sea ice forecasts services in decision-making contexts (e.g. planning, operations). It formulates design principles, simulates the use of tailor-made services and develops a support-tool for co-producing and testing climate services. State-of-the art methods are used such as companion modelling, a role-playing game and agent-based modelling.
The Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the Danish Meteorological Institute aim to utilize the great potential of currently available databases of metocean conditions for developing sea ice forecasts. By using advanced statistical downscaling methods, predictive power of key monitoring data are evaluated in order to define new forecast products, tailored to end-user needs. Importantly, the demonstration services developed will be merged into MET Norway’s and DMI’s forecasting infrastructure and maintained and developed beyond the lifetime of this project.
Maritime sector representatives involved in the project are: Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators, MaritimT Nord, Royal Arctic Line, Arctia, Greenland Pilot Service, Association of Fishers and Hunters Greenland.
All documents can be found on the project website: https://salienseas.com/?page_id=3384
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