Marine biodiversity in a changing climate: How do we best enable the Baltic Sea ecosystem to be part of the solution?

This SEArica event will be hosted by MEP Nils Torvalds, Vice-Chair of the SEArica board for the Baltic Sea.

In a healthy and living sea, many species require specific environments and conditions to prosper. This interaction has taken many thousands of years to perfect - and for the sea to provide us humans with the ecosystem services we enjoy today.

The summer of 2018 was extremely warm in the Baltic Sea, which lead to the highest coastal water temperature recorded since 1926. This heatwave caused carbon dioxide and methane to bubble up from the seafloor sediment to an extent comparable to hotspots for greenhouse gas emissions in Siberia. The coastal ecosystem is especially sensitive to temperature rise and affects directly the coastal population’s everyday lives and activities.

In the context of the EU Biodiversity Strategy and the EU Climate Law, this webinar will put the effects on marine biodiversity caused by climate change into perspective. This meeting will be the opportunity to discuss the value of resilience building and how we best enable the sea to play its role as a carbon sink with stakeholders from various backgrounds, all brought together to tackle the current situation and solutions for the Baltic Sea.

It will build on a scientific study of the 2018 heatwave in the Baltic Sea as an example and then discuss what is needed for increased marine resilience in a European and international policy context.

 

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Event Properties

Event Date 05-11-2020 10:00
Event End Date 05-11-2020 11:30
Location Online
Attachment 20201105 SEARICA Baltic - Agenda.pdf

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