MCCIP is the primary independent source of marine and coastal climate change impacts evidence and adaptation advice in the UK. Established in 2005, the partnership provides a unique interface between government, its agencies, industry, NGOs and the wider scientific and stakeholder community.
Widely recognised as an exemplar model for scientific integrity and policy engagement, MCCIP plays a unique role supporting marine and coastal stakeholders by:
- Publishing regularly updated ‘state of the science’ reviews and summary report cards on marine and coastal climate change impacts in the UK and Ireland, UK overseas territories and targeted special topics
- Supporting adaptation and mitigation for conservation and industry bodies across a range of coastal and marine sectors
- Providing the marine and coastal evidence base to support requirements under the UK Climate Change Act and other national and international obligations.