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, Université Pierre et Marie Curie 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.

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.

  • 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., submitted. 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., Duarte C., Hinkel J., Mcleod E., Micheli F., Oschlies A., Williamson P., Billé R., Chalastani V., Gates R., Irisson J.-O., Middelburg J., Pörtner H.-O. & Rau G., submitted. Ocean solutions to address climate change and its effects on marine ecosystems. Nature.
  • 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, (correspondence)
Presentations at meetings and seminars:
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
Interviews and media articles: General public:
  • Gattuso J.-P., 2017. Changements climatiques et océans : conséquences et solutions. Monaco Ocean Week.

Jean-Pierre Gattuso