Towards improved socio-economic assessments of ocean acidification's impacts

Hilmi, Nathalie, Allemand, Denis, Dupont, Sam, Safa, Alain, Haraldsson, Gunnar, Nunes, Paulo A.L.D., Moore, Chris, Hattam, Caroline, Reynaud, Stéphanie, Hall-Spencer, Jason M., Fine, Maoz, Turley, Carol, Jeffree, Ross, Orr, James, Munday, Philip L., and Cooley, Sarah R. (2013) Towards improved socio-economic assessments of ocean acidification's impacts. Marine Biology, 160 (8). pp. 1773-1787.

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Abstract

Ocean acidification is increasingly recognized as a component of global change that could have a wide range of impacts on marine organisms, the ecosystems they live in, and the goods and services they provide humankind. Assessment of these potential socio-economic impacts requires integrated efforts between biologists, chemists, oceanographers, economists and social scientists. But because ocean acidification is a new research area, significant knowledge gaps are preventing economists from estimating its welfare impacts. For instance, economic data on the impact of ocean acidification on significant markets such as fisheries, aquaculture and tourism are very limited (if not non-existent), and non-market valuation studies on this topic are not yet available. Our paper summarizes the current understanding of future OA impacts and sets out what further information is required for economists to assess socio-economic impacts of ocean acidification. Our aim is to provide clear directions for multidisciplinary collaborative research.

Item ID: 25282
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1432-1793
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©� The Author(s) 2012. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com

Funders: Monegasque Government, The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, The French Ministry of Ecology, US State Department
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2013 05:28
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960399 Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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