Ocean Certai project has finished

by Operational Manager on November 20, 2017

On October 31st 2017, it was the final day of the Ocean Certain project.

This website will be kept live, with access to articles, deliverables and reports available to all.

If you have any questions about the project, feel free to contact rachel.tiller@sintef.no


Chemistry meeting in Trondheim

by Operational Manager on July 11, 2017

On 11-12th July 2017, the Chemistry group held a meeting at NTNU, where Scientific Manager Murat Ardelan,  Nicolas Sanchez,  Oystein Leiknes and Mark Hopwood from GEOMAR met to discuss the chemistry part of Ocean Certain. The Chemistry group has had regular in the projects final stages.


OceanCertain presentation at the MARE Conference in Amsterdam

by Operational Manager on July 7, 2017

Rachel Tiller MARE 2017 AmsterdamThe MARE conference topic of 2017 was Dealing with Maritime Mobilities and took place in Amsterdam July 5th-7th.

Operational Manager and WP3 participant Rachel Tiller from SINTEF Ocean/NTNU participated with a presentation from Ocean Certain on results of the stakeholder workshops in Norway.

The title of her presentation was “Adapting to the Unknown”, part of the session called Adaptive Capacity and Maritime Governance, which Dr. Tiller also was Chair of.

This is the abstract:

Playing an experimental game to assess the adaptive capacity of commercial fishers to changing marine environments in Senja, Norway

Authors: Rachel Tiller (SINTEF Ocean), Yajie Liu, Center for Economic Research (SØF), Hugo Salgado (TALCA University, Chile) and Jennifer Bailey (NTNU)

As the worldwide consensus on climate change culminated with the ratification of the Paris Agreement in 2016, sea surface temperatures were at record highs for most of the Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea, and increasing trend since the 1970s. The ocean is a significant absorber of atmospheric CO2, thereby regulating the global climate through the biological pump. The ocean is therefore a prime place where scientists have been studying future and observing ongoing consequences of global warming, and where ecosystem goods and services are changing allegiances with changing chemical compositions in the water, including CO2, pH, and temperature. At the local level, policy makers and stakeholders alike therefore need to consider whether and how future changes to marine systems caused by climate change may affect their local communities and their adaptive capacity in light of this. However, risk communication of the effects of changes in the marine food web suffers from stakeholders` need for short term returns, and could lead them to put off long-term investments and representing a “dictatorship of the present”. The following article therefore explores to what extent the projected cascaded risks and effects of climate change to the marine environment reaches the consciousness of local stakeholders, and to what extent they perceive their adaptation possibilities and mobility options in light of this. We specifically explore the perceptions of commercial fishers to their own adaptive capacity to changes in the marine environment using a mix of methodologies, including an experimental game, in two local communities in Northern Norway.

Here is the presentation in PDF: Adapting to the unknown future in Norway – MARE conference 2017 – Rachel Tiller


CEFAS presents OC results at AMEMR conference

July 4, 2017

AMEMR17_OC_Barents_poster_SvL CEFAS – our partner in the UK – recently attended the AMEMR (Advances in Marine Ecosystem Modelling Research) conference in Plymouth, UK. http://www.amemr.com/  The conference is organised every 3 years by Plymouth Marine Lab, and the CEFAS poster was about OC modelling of the Barents Sea and the associated microcosm results.

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Post Rhodes gyre experiment meeting in Dalaman, Turkey

March 29, 2017

Participants from the Rhodes gyre experiment in 2016 are currently meeting in Dalaman, Turkey, to discuss data and develop papers to publish the results. This is a picture from their dinner yesterday.    

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Rachel Tiller presents Ocean Certain at the UN

March 1, 2017

Operational manager of Ocean Certain, Rachel Tiller, was invited as one of three researchers, to participate at a UNAI-ISA Forum to discuss the ongoing process towards a new Treaty under UNCLOS, looking at Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ). The UN has been working on this issue for 10 years, starting with the Working […]

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WP4 meeting in Antwerpen

February 1, 2017

Integration of data into the DSS is no small feat – economists, political scientist, modelers, biologist, programmers meet in Antwerpen to do real interdisciplinary work today and tomorrow!

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NV Faculty kick off at NTNU, Norway

January 6, 2017

January 5th, 2017, the new NV Faculty at NTNU had a kick off meeting at Scandic Hotel, Lerkendal, in Trondheim Norway. The new faculty has about 900 employees working in 8 different departments. There were a number of presentations and many stands depicting different research areas in this new faculty – among which were Ocean […]

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Bachelor thesis at the University of Bremen based on MesoMed experiments

January 2, 2017

Christine Rundt did the experimental work for her bachelor thesis during the Mesomed experiments in Heraklion, Crete, in May-June 2016. Christine defended her Bachelor Thesis on the 26th of October. The title of her thesis was “Organic Carbon Enrichment of Mediterranean Waters: Effects on the Pelagic Microbial Food Web with Emphasis on Microzooplankton Grazing”. The […]

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Vulnerability explained

November 16, 2016

Professor Jennifer Bailey, WP3 Leader, presents Vulnerability on the context of the Ocean Certain case studies and human communities on the last day of the Annual Meeting 2016.

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