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 will list the products of The Ocean Solutions Initiative as they will 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.

Presentations at meetings:
  • Gattuso J.-P., 2017. Changements climatiques et océans : conséquences et solutions. 2e congrès de la Société Francophone de néphrologie, dialyse et transplantation, Nice.
  • Gattuso J.-P., 2017. Ocean-based solutions to minimise impacts of climate-related changes. From Sciences to Solutions: Ocean Acidifcation Impacts on Ecosystem Services - Case Studies on Coral Reefs, Monaco.
  • Magnan A.K., 2017. Contrasting futures of climate change impacts on the ocean, and ocean-based solutions. Policy workshop Towards ocean-related NDCs (organized by the "Because the Ocean" initiative), UNFCCC COP23, Bonn, Germany.

Jean-Pierre Gattuso