09 Jun 2022

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MISSION ATLANTIC will host a side event at the upcoming All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum Scientific Event in Brasilia, Brazil. The event titled, Taking decisions under deep uncertainty: the role of integrated ecosystem assessments of the Atlantic Ocean, will be held online between 15:00 - 18:00 CEST (10:00 - 13:00 BRT) on 9 June 2022.

To make informed decisions for the management of marine ecosystems we need to establish the relationships between environmental change, biodiversity, society, economy, and the financial system to better understand the nature and degree of the system vulnerability and associated risks, especially those that derive from uncertainty. Furthermore, methods and tools must be developed to understand and react to how these risks interact with each other and their evolution over time.

In this side event, we will discuss how different actors have identified methods to make decisions under deep uncertainties in the Blue Economy. This will include assessment of ocean risks to support the insurance and financial systems, management of marine living resources and fish stock assessment methods, and operationalization of integrated ecosystem assessment across large geographic regions. Novel tools to support decisions under deep uncertainties will be discussed focusing on the Atlantic Ocean but in the context of global ocean challenges.

With this as the background, the aim of this side event is to advance our ability to provide scientific advice to management and provide concrete perspectives by orienting the discussions and activities on Ocean Risk Management. The focus of this side event is thus an emerging priority area for the All-Atlantic Ocean Research & Innovation Alliance.

Stay tuned to missionatlantic.eu for more information.