Sea turtle swims above coral reef at Baker Island (Photo: NOAA Fisheries/Paula Ayotte).
Ecosystem-based management of the ocean considers all impacts on and uses of marine and coastal systems. In recent years, there has been a heightened interest in ecosystem-based management tools that test different management options and help identify tradeoffs among human uses. End-to-end ecosystem models, that consider a wide range of management options, are a way of providing integrated solutions to complex ocean management problems. This international study leverages advances in ecosystem modeling to explore common opportunities and challenges for ecosystem-based management on a global scale.
Olsen E, Kaplan IC, Ainsworth C, Fay G, Gaichas S, Gamble R, Girardin R, Eide CH, Ihde TF, Morzaria-Luna HN, Johnson KF, Savina-Rolland M, Townsend H, Weijerman M, Fulton EA, Link JS. Ocean Futures Under Ocean Acidification, Marine Protection, and Changing Fishing Pressures Explored Using a Worldwide Suite of Ecosystem Models. (Published in Frontiers in Marine Science).