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    Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Southern Ocean (ICED) program: developing ICED and CCAMLR joint activities

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    E. Murphy on behalf of ICED SSC
    Submitted By:
    Dr Marta Söffker (European Union)
    Approved By:
    Ms Doro Forck (CCAMLR Secretariat)

    The Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Southern Ocean (ICED) programme is undertaking integrated circumpolar analyses to improve our understanding of Southern Ocean change, the implications for ecosystems and for management. ICED’s current major focus is to build on this work to more comprehensively assess (and where possible quantify) key impacts of change on Southern Ocean ecosystems. This will be achieved through the analysis and integration of available data together with development of models, scenarios and projections. These activities and their outputs will provide valuable information for ecosystem-based management in the region. Following discussions between ICED and CCAMLR to develop joint activities in this regard, planning is underway for an ICED Workshop focussed on projections of change in Area 48 - Developing projections of the future state of Southern Ocean ecosystems: incorporating uncertainties associated with climate variability and change in CCAMLR’s decision making. This Workshop will be held in Hobart in April 2018 in association with the MEASO2018 conference. This paper provides a brief update of recent ICED activities of relevance to WG-EMM and presents current plans for the Workshop, to which we welcome further input from the WG-EMM.