Jean-Pierre Gattuso
Products of The Ocean Solutions Initiative

Climate change already affects marine and coastal ecosystems and ecosystem services. Risk levels strongly depend on future rates of greenhouse gas emissions and even a global surface warming of between 1.5-2.0°C by the end of the century compared to pre-industrial levels, consistent with the Paris Agreement, will generate serious impacts on the ocean. Hence there is urgent need for ambitious global mitigation and local adaptation, and for assessing the possible contribution of the ocean to the leeway for action.

The Ocean Solutions Initiative was launched to assess the potential of ocean-based measures to reduce changes in three major climate-related drivers (ocean warming, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise) both globally and/or locally, as well as to reduce adverse impacts on vital climate-sensitive ecosystems (coral reefs, mangroves and salt marshes, seagrass beds, and Arctic biota) and ecosystem services (fin fisheries, fish aquaculture, coastal protection, and bivalve fisheries and aquaculture).

This web page lists the products of The Ocean Solutions Initiative as they become available.

Participants are:
  • Billé, Raphaël, The Pacific Community, New Caledonia
  • Bopp, Laurent, CNRS, France
  • Cheung, William, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Duarte, Carlos, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Gates, Ruth, University of Hawaii, USA
  • Gattuso, Jean-Pierre, CNRS, Sorbonne Université and IDDRI, France
  • Hinkel, Jochen, Global Climate Forum, Germany
  • Magnan, Alexandre, Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales, France
  • Mcleod, Elizabeth, The Ocean Conservancy, USA
  • Micheli, Fiorenza, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University, USA
  • Middelburg, Jack, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Oschlies, Andreas, GEOMAR, Germany
  • Hans-Otto Pörtner, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
  • Rau, Gregg, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA
  • Williamson, Phil University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

Vanesa Chalastani and Jean-Olivier Irisson also contributed.

Support:
The Ocean Solutions Initiative is coordinated by the Monegasque Association on Ocean Acidification. We are grateful for the support of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Veolia Foundation, the Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre and the French Facility for Global Environment.

Publications:
  • Cramer W., Guiot J., Garrabou J., Gattuso J.-P., Iglesias A., Lange M. A., Lionello P., Llasat M. C., Paz S., Peñuelas J., Snoussi M., Toreti A., Tsimplis M. & Xoplaki E., in press. Environmental change represents multiple risks for sustainable development in the Mediterranean Basin. Nature Climate Change.
  • Galgani F., Le Bris N. & Gattuso J.-P., 2017. Introduction. In: Euzen A., Gaill F., Lacroix S. & Cury P. (Eds.), The ocean revealed, pp. 217. Paris: CNRS Editions.
  • Gattuso J.-P. & Hansson L., 2017. Ocean acidification. In: Euzen A., Gaill F., Lacroix S. & Cury P. (Eds.), The ocean revealed, pp. 66-67. Paris: CNRS Editions.
  • Gattuso J.-P. & Magnan A., 2017. Risks related to climate change. In: Euzen A., Gaill F., Lacroix S. & Cury P. (Eds.), The ocean revealed, pp. 220-221. Paris: CNRS Editions.
  • Gattuso J.-P., Magnan A. K., Bopp L., Cheung W. W. L., Duarte C. M., Hinkel J., Mcleod E., Micheli F., Oschlies A., Williamson P., Billé R., Chalastani V. I., Gates R. D., Irisson J.-O., Middelburg J. J., Pörtner H.-O. & Rau G. H., 2018. Ocean solutions to address climate change and its effects on marine ecosystems . Frontiers in Marine Science 5:337. [pdf]
  • Magnan A. K., Billé R., Bopp L., Chalastani V. I., Cheung W. W. L., Duarte C. M., Gates R. D., Hinkel J., Irisson J.-O., Mcleod E., Micheli F., Middelburg J. J., Oschlies A., Pörtner H.-O., Rau G. H., Williamson P. & Gattuso J.-P., 2018. Ocean-based measures for climate action. IDRRI Policy Brief 6:1-4. [link]
  • Magnan A. K., Billé R., Bopp L., Chalastani V. I., Cheung W. W. L., Duarte C. M., Gates R. D., Hinkel J., Irisson J.-O., Mcleod E., Micheli F., Middelburg J. J., Oschlies A., Pörtner H.-O., Rau G. H., Williamson P. & Gattuso J.-P., 2018. Le rôle potentiel de l’océan dans l’action climatique. Propositions 6:1-4. [link]
  • Magnan A. K. & Gattuso J.-P., 2016. The cascading effects of climate-related changes in the ocean. In: Laffoley D. & Baxter J. M. (Eds.), Explaining ocean warming: causes, scale, effects and consequences, pp. 47-54. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.
  • Magnan A. K. && Gattuso J.-P., 2016. The need for fighting against ocean change. Ocean Newsletter 393.
  • Masson-Delmotte V. & Gattuso J.-P., 2017. The ocean in IPCC reports. In: Euzen A., Gaill F., Lacroix S. & Cury P. (Eds.), The ocean revealed, pp. 258-259. Paris: CNRS Editions.
  • Rau G. H., Caldeira K., Gattuso J.-P., Greene C. H., Karl D. M., Leinen M., McNutt M. K., Murray J. W. & von Herzen B., submitted. Carbon dioxide removal: size matters. Science, http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6339/706/tab-e-letters. (correspondence)
Presentations at meetings and seminars:
  • Gattuso J.-P., August 2019. L’océan de l’Anthropocène. École d’été 2019 pour journalistes sur les sciences et technologies marines, Brest.
  • Gattuso J.-P., June 2019. L’océan et le changement climatique : causes, impacts et solutions. L’Académie des sciences à Nice et à Sophia Antipolis, Nice.
  • Gattuso J.-P., April 2019. Pressions de l’homme sur la mer Méditerranée : état des lieux et solutions. Tables-rondes de l'Arbois, Marseille.
  • Gattuso J.-P., March 2019. Acidification des océans : causes, conséquences et solutions. Acidification des océans : conséquences sur les écosystèmes et les activités humaines. Nantes, Ministère de l'environnement.
  • Gattuso J.-P., March 2019. Climate change, coral reefs and mangroves: recent assessments of impacts, risks and solutions. Securing a future for Red Sea Ecosystems, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • Gattuso J.-P., December 2018. État des connaissances sur les grands enjeux du changement climatique en milieu marin. Quel rôle de la science pour renforcer l’adaptation et l’atténuation au cœur des territoires ?, Marseille. GREC-SUD.
  • Gattuso J.-P., December 2018. Key global ocean drivers, impacts, and solutions. Seminar, University of Chicago.
  • Pörtner H.-O., December 2018. Implications of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C for Oceans and People. COP24, Katowice, Poland
  • Pörtner H.-O., December 2018. Impacts of Ocean Acidification in a wider Context: Insights from IPCC SR15 and Current Research. COP24, Katowice, Poland
  • Gattuso J.-P., December 2018. Global and local measures to reduce the risks of impact of climate change on coral reefs. General Assembly of the International Coral Reef Initiative, Monaco.
  • Gattuso J.-P., July 2018. Key global ocean drivers, impacts, and solutions. 4th Geo Blue Planet Symposium, Toulouse.
  • Williamson P., Oct. 2018. Keynote: Multi-faceted CO2 removal methods. Negative Emissions Conference 2018, Canberra.
  • Gattuso J.-P., Nov. 2018. Key global ocean drivers, impacts, and solutions. Seminar, University of Chicago, USA.
  • Gattuso J.-P., June 2018. Impact des changements climatiques : solutions globales et locales. Colloque “Récifs coralliens : des solutions pour aujourd’hui et demain”, Paris.
  • Magnan A. K., 2018. Audition à l’Assemblée nationale par la mission d’information sur la gestion des événements climatiques majeurs dans les zones littorales de l’hexagone et des outre-mer.
  • Gattuso J.-P., Nov. 2017. Ocean-based solutions to minimise impacts of climate-related changes. Side event "Fast-tracking and financing coastal and marine nature-based solutions for climate resilience", UNFCCC COP23, Bonn.
  • Gattuso J.-P., Nov. 2017. Ocean-based solutions to minimise impacts of climate-related changes. Workshop “From sciences to solutions: ocean acidification impacts on ecosystem services — case studies on coral reefs", Monaco.
  • Gattuso J.-P., Nov. 2017. Changements climatiques et océans : conséquences et solutions. 2e congrès de la Société Francophone de néphrologie, dialyse et transplantation, Nice.
  • Gattuso J.-P., Nov. 2017. Climate change and the ocean: consequences and solutions. Seminar at The Lyell Centre, Heriott-Watt University, Scotland.
  • Magnan A. K., Nov. 2017. Contrasting futures of climate change impacts on the ocean, and ocean-based solutions. Policy workshop Towards ocean-related NDCs, UNFCCC COP23, Bonn.
Animated movie: Press releases: Interviews and media articles (many duplicate stories not listed): General public:
  • Gattuso J.-P., 2017. Changements climatiques et océans : conséquences et solutions. Monaco Ocean Week.



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