C3S European Fisheries

Title: Copernicus Climate Change Marine, Coastal and Fisheries Sectoral Information System


Budget IMBBC: 70,585€

Start / End Date: 2017 - 2019

Web site URL: https://climate.copernicus.eu/marine-coastal-and-fisheries-project

Project Progress: 100%

Principal Investigator:

Eva Chatzinikolaou

Project Members:

Research Directions:

Ecology and ecosystem management


The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) is one of the six Copernicus services and was established to provide data and information for monitoring and predicting climate change. This project created a set of European-focused services for C3S concerning the marine, fisheries and coastal sectors, aiming to improve the climate-proofing of Marine Spatial Planning in European Seas. The outcomes of the project will be used to support stakeholders for the analysis of climate change adaption strategies in the following specific areas: a) Coastal Eutrophication, b) Fisheries / Aquaculture, c) Marine Spatial Planning, and d) Natural Capital Accounting. Model outputs from the European Regional Seas Ecosystem Model (ERSEM) were used to create a series of Climate Impact Indicators (CIIs) concerning the marine environment. These indicators are provided as an advisory service for Marine Spatial Planning through an organised platform in order to offer high impact solutions to engaged stakeholders, policy-makers, regulators, international entities, and fisheries & aquaculture companies.