Project Report Australia-India Strategic Research Fund Preparing for climate change in marine system of Australia and India

Rao, G Syda and Shyam, S Salim (2013) Project Report Australia-India Strategic Research Fund Preparing for climate change in marine system of Australia and India. Project Report. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi.


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    Climate change is a major challenge facing governments, industries and communities and requires an inter-disciplinary approach to understand impacts and adaptation options across both the biological and human systems. Marine resources in both southern India and south-eastern Australia provide substantial social and economic benefits which flow into many rural communities. Both regions have been identified as global warming hotspots with the rate of climate warming predicted to be greater than 90 per cent of the global average. These areas are already being affected by climate change and are expected to provide case studies for developing adaptation responses across substantially different cultures. This project, based on two workshops, brought together inter-disciplinary researchers from both India and Australia with expertise in physical, biological, social, economic and governance climate change research and developed a strategic research plan for future collaborative research. The workshops identifiedthat the key physical drivers (e.g. temperature, currents) are predicted to affect species abundance and distributions, develop biological, social and economic indices that can be used to monitor impacts on species, industries and rural communities and investigate options for policy and management of marine resources.By developing a strategic and operational plan, the project focused on developing a collaborative research opportunities that can assist Governments, Industries and Communities prepare and adapt to changes in their marine resources. Society, economic and governance differences between India and Australia provided an exciting opportunity to determine generic and specific issues and to adapt concepts and methods across broad biological and socio-economic backgrounds

    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change; marine system; Australia; India
    Subjects: Marine Environment > Climate change
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2013 04:15
    Last Modified: 29 May 2017 05:56

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