Full Report Cards
The Full MCCIP Report Card provides one of the most important outputs of the MCCIP programme, synthesising understanding marine climate change impacts in a highly accessible and actionable format. Our express aim is to provide regularly updated accounts of developments in UK marine climate science in the form of a:
"Short, comprehensive, quality assured, high level assimilation of knowledge set out in a visually impacting way that would enable the results to be quickly and easily understood and used by policy advisors, decision makers, Ministers, Parliament and the devolved administrations"
The high level statements presented are supported by more detailed briefing documents from the contributing scientists. These reports are fully accessible through the online version and will set out the supporting case for the messages presented. These notes are fully referenced and key sources of information highlighted so that the user can look at each subject in greater depth. The MCCIP report card working group commissions the contributing scientists, and identifies appropriate specialists to peer-review the quality of the science.
Knowledge Gaps and Research Prioritisation
The 33 topic reports from the 2013 full report card, along with the first UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) and Charting Progress 2, were used to highlight significant gaps in our knowledge and identify research priorities. Both the MSCC and UKMMAS contributed to this exercise.
Here we present the most urgent research priorities which we believe should be of significant interest to funders of scientific research, as well as policy makers, marine managers and industry.
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