The CLimate Impacts on Oceanic TOp Predators (CLIOTOP) is an IMBeR regional programme. It was established in 2005 and is now in its third phase (2016-2020).
CLIOTOP is an international research network open to researchers, managers, and policy makers involved in marine research related to large marine species. Network participants organise large-scale comparative efforts to elucidate key processes involved in the interaction between climate variability and change and human uses of the ocean on the structure of pelagic ecosystems and large marine species. CLIOTOP seeks to develop predictive capability for these socio-ecological systems and evaluate adaptation options to ensure future sustainability. The successful implementation of CLIOTOP will provide information, products and tools for better resource and conservation management.