Climate change and extreme events in the marine environment

By January 17, 2021January 20th, 2021No Comments
Institution: Simon Fraser University
Theme: Environmental change
Area of Vulnerability: Coastal communities, Marine ecosystems/living resources

Principal investigator

Bill Merryfield, University of Victoria


Cycle II, Bridging the Gap/KTEE

This project will transfer new capabilities for forecasting seasonal storm activity, developed in MEOPAR’s initial project 2.1, from academia to government. A new methodology for improving regionally downscaled climate change projections will also be transferred from academia to government. Third, a white paper will be published outlining how modelling capabilities developed under MEOPAR could be applied to enable real-time operational forecasting for Canada’s coastal oceans on sub-seasonal to multiseasonal time scales. Lastly, new knowledge about best practices for municipal coastal hazard preparedness will be transferred through a series of workshops and publications.