The UK’s marine climate is changing through natural variability, as well as warming and ocean acidification that result from anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. Cefas houses the Marine Climate Change Centre, MC3, that was created as a practical response to issues highlighted in the IPCC 5th Assessment report on global climate change, the 2008 UK Climate Change Act and the 2012 UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA). Scientists within the MC3 undertake novel research and provide in-depth understanding of the global evidence base, coordinating the current thinking on marine climate change issues generally, investigating gaps in our knowledge and helping the UK to develop a robust response to the challenge of global warming. We also host the Marine Climate Change Impact Partnership (MCCIP).
The expertise of staff at the MC3 is applicable beyond the UK, we regularly provide advice to international bodies and organisations (e.g. OSPAR, ICES). We take the evidence provided by the climate change community around the world and use it to inform our customers and strategic partners.
Cefas offers a breadth of capability to meet all your marine climate impacts and adaptation needs, meaning that we can use our expertise in a huge range of multidisciplinary fields to help hone and develop projects or enhance insights. This means we can help future-proof your project or business, using data of past change and present impacts to develop innovative predictive models and risk-assessment tools. For further information download our Capability Statement.