The state of the polar oceans 2018: making sense of our changing world

Michael Meredith, Arild Sundfjord, Stephanie Henson, Andrew Meijers, Eugene Murphy, Richard Bellerby, Malin Daase, Finlo Cottier, Mark Belchier, Melissa Chierici

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Abstract

Over decades studies have shed new light on the
consequences of the shrinking sea ice for ocean
circulation, climate and the ecosystem. Surveys
of the deep ocean have yielded vital discoveries
about marine biodiversity and informed an
international census of marine life. Long-term studies
have helped understand the marine food chain,
and have provided critical scientifi c information to
underpin the sustainable management of fi sheries.
The report demonstrates that we are advancing our
understanding. There remains, however, an urgent
need for further investigations if we are to be, as we
absolutely must, able to provide the understanding
needed to help people live with, and adapt to,
environmental change.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherBritish Antarctic Survey
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jul 2018

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    Meredith, M., Sundfjord, A., Henson, S., Meijers, A., Murphy, E., Bellerby, R., Daase, M., Cottier, F., Belchier, M., & Chierici, M. (2018). The state of the polar oceans 2018: making sense of our changing world. British Antarctic Survey. https://www.bas.ac.uk/data/our-data/publication/the-state-of-the-polar-oceans-2018/