2021 ESSAS Annual Science Meeting
IMBeR´s ESSAS Regional Programme will hold its 2021 Annual Science Meeting virtually from 30 May – 4 June 2021. The event is hosted by Arctic Research Center, Hokkaido University.
ESSAS´s goal is to compare, quantify and predict the impact of climate variability on the productivity and sustainability of Subarctic and Arctic marine ecosystems. The theme of the 2021 meeting is linking past and present marine ecosystems to inform future fisheries and aquaculture. This builds on a Belmont Forum-funded project that examined the resilience and adaptive capacity of Arctic and Subarctic marine systems, and aims to gain greater understanding of the mechanisms by which climate change will affect aquaculture and capture fisheries, how these changes will affect resource-dependent communities, and how management can foster resilience in these systems.
Registration and abstract submission are now open. We invite you to submit abstracts that address these themes to help inform our understanding of future changes affecting fisheries and aquaculture in high-latitude marine ecosystems. We welcome contributions from a diverse fields, including paleoecology, contemporary ecology and the social sciences.