Case studies

Assessing the Atlantic and its ecosystems to identify risks

MISSION ATLANTIC will assess the whole Atlantic, and ecosystem components at risk from natural hazards and the consequences of human activities, including individual regional Case Studies, and their interconnectivity.

To do this, Mission Atlantic will develop IEAs for seven regional Case Studies, in sub-Arctic and Tropical regions of the Atlantic Ocean, ranging from shelf seas to the mid-Atlantic Ridge. The project aims to advance the Operational Readiness Level (ORL) of IEAs in each region, working towards an operational IEA (currently estimated at ORL 1) for the entire Atlantic basin (to ORL 5).

Using Integrated Ecosystems Assessments to identify risks to Atlantic Ocean ecosystems.

IEAs work to develop management strategies that will allow humans to use ocean resources sustainably, ensuring there will still be resources in the future.

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