IMPACTS EVIDENCE UPDATES
MCCIP provides an independent, authoritative overview of UK marine and coastal climate change impacts across ‘Physical environment’, ‘Ecosystem change’ and ‘Societal impact’ themes. Each topic provides headline messages on: what is happening, what could happen and key challenges and emerging issues. Confidence ratings are provided for ‘What is already happening’, and ‘What could happen’ by the topic authors and checked by reviewers based on (1) the amount of evidence available, and (2) the level of scientific consensus.
The underlying evidence is now being updated on a ‘rolling’ basis, ensuring the detailed topic reports, and their ‘highlight’ pages provide the most up-to-date information.
MCCIP commissions the contributing scientists and identifies appropriate specialists to peer-review the quality of the science, in accordance with the MCCIP Scientific Integrity and Independence (SIIRMs) model.
In addition to the comprehensive impacts evidence updates of UK marine climate change science, MCCIP periodically produces Special Topic Reports which focus on a key issue in more detail.
KEY CHALLENGES AND EMERGING ISSUES
MCCIP has published a suite of outputs on ‘responding to key challenges in UK marine climate change’, building on the evidence presented in the latest MCCIP report card. They provide a snapshot of the key issues facing the UK marine climate change community and guidance on how to address them.
All ‘full’ MCCIP impacts report cards published between 2006 and 2020, and their backing papers, are archived here.
November 2022: Shelf-sea stratification
November 2022: Ocean acidification
March 2023: Sea Temperature
March 2023: Ocean circulation
March 2023: Storms and waves
March 2023: Oxygen
March 2023: Marine Mammals
November 2022: Marine aquaculture
November 2022: Coastal flooding