Sea change: new blueprint for Southern Ocean survival

A collaboration of 200 scientists from 19 countries produced a report for policy makers, which is the first comprehensive assessment of trends in Southern Ocean ecosystems.

The Marine Ecosystem Assessment for the Southern Ocean (MEASO) shows that climate change is the most significant driver of species and ecosystem change in the Southern Ocean and coastal Antarctica.

MEASO Summary for Policymakers is available to download here

Constable, A.J., J. Melbourne-Thomas, M.M.C. Muelbert, S. McCormack, M. Brasier, J.A. Caccavo, R.D. Cavanagh, S.M. Grant, H.J. Griffiths, J. Gutt, S.F. Henley, J. Höfer, A.B. Hollowed, N.M. Johnston, S.A. Morley, E.J. Murphy, M.H. Pinkerton, I.R. Schloss, K.M. Swadling, A.P. Van de Putte (2023) Marine Ecosystem Assessment for the Southern Ocean: Summary for Policymakers. Integrated Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Southern Ocean, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research, Integrated Marine Biosphere Research, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.8359585