A major assessment of climate change impacts on the UK marine environment over the past decade is released today.

Furthermore, the importance of the 2017 Marine Climate Change Impact Partnership (MCCIP) report card, which examines what was reported in 2006 and how this has changed for key topic areas over the past 10 years, has been recognized by Sir David Attenborough. He said: "Concern about the state of our seas has caused them to be studied more intensively – and extensively – than ever before. Here is a summary of the findings. They have never been more important."

The Partnership brings together scientists, government, its agencies and NGOs to provide co-ordinated advice on climate change impacts and adaptation around our coast and in our seas.

The 2017 report card has also provided lessons for science to policy reporting. The MBA's Dr Matt Frost, chair of the MCCIP working group that delivered this report, praised "the development and evolution of a robust mechanism for communicating science to policy-makers that has now been taken up as a model for use in other countries and for other elements of science to policy reporting”.

Read the Report Card

Visit the MCCIP web site

Aug 6, 2017 By guba