CLIOTOP Task Team Wins “Excellent Poster Award” at the Third AI Oceanography Forum in Qingdao, China

From May 27 to 29, 2024, Dr. Peng Lian and Yurong Mu of the CLimate Impacts on TOp Predators (CLIOTOP) Regional Programme Task Team, attended the Third AI Oceanography Forum held at the Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Qingdao, China. The forum was co-organized by the AI Oceanography Committee of the Chinese Society for Oceanography, the Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology. Nearly 600 experts and scholars from over 100 universities, research institutions, and government enterprises participated.

Dr. Peng Lian, Assistant Professor at the Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, and the co-leader of the CLIOTOP Task Team of “The Climatic Impacts of Marine Heatwaves (MHWs) on Top Predators in the Tropical Oceans”, presented his poster, “XAI Analysis of the Variation Patterns of Tuna Fisheries in the Tropical Pacific,” and won the Excellent Poster Award.

This Task Team focuses on the impact of high-frequency marine heatwaves on the spatiotemporal distribution of tunas in the tropical oceans under global climate change. By investigating the spatiotemporal variations of tuna in the tropical oceans, and the environmental elements variation patterns of their habitats, they aim to identify key drivers and progress of MHWs to tuna species in the tropical oceans. This team is also co-led by Dr. Barbara Muhling, a CLIOTOP Scientific Steering Committee member from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

CLIOTOP is a regional programme of IMBeR, operating since 2005 and currently in its third phase (2016-2025). It aims 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.