2019 Alaska Climate Integrated Modeling Project Brochure
The ACLIM project represents a comprehensive, collaborative effort by NOAA Fisheries and partners to characterize and project climate-driven changes to the Bering Sea ecosystem, from physics to fishing communities. The goal is to provide decision-makers with information on how different fisheries management approaches might attenuate or amplify climate-driven changes to fish and shellfish populations.
ACLIM is a interdisciplinary collaboration to project and evaluate climate impacts on marine fisheries in the Bering Sea, AK. It connects research on downscaling global climate and socioeconomic projections to regional circulation, climateenhanced biological models, and socio-economic and harvest scenarios in order to inform management of the risks of climate change on fish and fisheries as well as evaluate the performance of a range of adaptation strategies. It is a collaboration between 20+ scientists including physical oceanographers, ecosystem modelers, socioeconomic analysts, and fishery management experts from NOAA AFSC, NOAA PMEL, and the University of Washington.