Category Archives: Featured Research

Ocean commitments under the Paris Agreement

Large countries, including the U.S., do not include oceans in their plans.

A new study led by CMBC Researchers evaluates the extent to which parties to the historic Paris Agreement on climate have considered the oceans in their plans to address climate change.The study shows that while many countries include the oceans, a striking number do not.
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Blog by Dr. David Victor includes a link to the paper in Nature Climate Change
Blog at Brookings

Annual Surveys in the Gulf of California

The Gulf of California Marine Program undertakes annual surveys of the different habitats across the Gulf. Established in 1998, our underwater monitoring effort includes population counts, species biodiversity data, and description of ecosystem roles. We focus on four main factors concerning fish and invertebrates: diversity, density, biomass, and size. This data is collected at different sites with similar characteristics, as well as at the same sites over time to make effective comparisons at local and regional scales.  Producing robust, objective scientific information that builds a comprehensive understanding of connections between marine ecosystems and humans.

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