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Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Unifying Approaches to Marine Connectivity for improved Resource Management for the Seas(SEA-UNICORN)

CNRS, UMR 9190 "Center for MARine Biodiversity, Exploitation & Conservation" (MARBEC)

Arctic Ocean, Create a digital representation of the Ocean, Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, Increase community resilience to ocean hazards, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, Project, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean, Understand and beat marine pollution, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

Planning sustainable strategies for development requires to understand the distribution of marine biodiversity and how its variations impact ecosystem functioning and the evolution of species.

Functional Connectivity characterizes the migratory flows of organisms in the landscape. As such, it determines the ecological and evolutionary interdependency of populations, and ultimately the fate of species and ecosystems. Gathering effective knowledge on Marine Functional Connectivity (MFC) can therefore improve predictions of environmental change impacts and help refine management and conservation strategies for the Seas. To this aim, we formed a worldwide consortium, already gathering >150 scientists and stakeholders from 33 countries. In the coming years, its members will share their complementary skills and expertise, in order to advance concepts and methods in the emerging field of MFC research and promote awareness about the central role of MFC knowledge for preserving marine biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Start Date: 22/09/2020

End Date: 21/09/2024

Contact

Dr Audrey Darnaude: audrey.darnaude@cnrs.fr