The 2013 MCCIP Report Card provides the very latest updates on our understanding of how climate change is affecting UK seas. Over 150 scientists from more than 50 leading science organisations contributed to this report card covering a wide range of topics ensuring that the information is timely, accurate and comprehensive.
The Report Card summarises the information provided in 33 individual, peer-reviewed reports commissioned by MCCIP.
In response to the stated needs of policy and decision makers, the next MCCIP Special Topic Report Card will focus on the implications of climate change for marine protected areas and for achieving Good Environmental Status under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). The Card will provide timely information on how climate change will impact on biodiversity and ecosystems. This will be used to inform the implementation of key marine environmental legislation.