What will Arctic Ocean Acidification change for the environment? for people? What can we do about it? It’s really hard to know!

MERE group member Lars Ravn-Jonsen and I do our part with a team of (bio-)geochemists, biologists, and Greenland fisheries experts to try to sort it out for the Greenland Shrimp Fishery – just one of 6 cases from around the Arctic. Here’s a sneak peek at our conceptual model of end-to-end (geochemistry to socio-economic) impacts:


We find there are still too many unknowns to be able to advise marginal changes in management for the shrimp, but  building economic and ecological resilience should still start now.

See the press release of the new report here, or dive in to the full report (and Annex 4) here.