In her speech during the COP23 conference in Bonn, MP Thérèse Coffey showed great enthusiasm for marine issues. Both the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) and the UK Ocean Acidification Program (UKOA) were mentioned as examples of collaborative science partnerships. 

The most recent MCCIP report draws heavily on Interim Director of the MBA, Dr Matt Frost et al.'s 2017 paper "Reporting marine climate change impacts: Lessons from the science-policy interface".

Dr Coffey said "The UK set up the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) to provide verifiable evidence of the effect of climate change. This brings together scientists, government, its agencies and NGOs and has just published “Marine Climate change Impacts - 10 years’ experience of science to policy reporting”.

On the previous day (10th November), there had been a EU Oceans Day - with UK science contributions by Carol Turley and Ana Queirós of Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Phil Williamson of the University of East Anglia.

See here for more infomation about the work of MCCIP.

Visit the MBA's Policy page.

Reference:

MCCIP (2017). Marine Climate Change Impacts: 10 years’ experience of science to policy reporting. (Eds. Frost M, Baxter J, Buckley P, Dye S and Stoker B) Summary Report, MCCIP, Lowestoft, 12pp. doi:10.14465/2017.arc10.000-arc

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Nov 20, 2017 By josdav