Global Ocean Modeling

We work with ecosystem modeling of aquatic ecosystems, marine as well as freshwater, and participate in the development of the Ecopath with Ecosim approach and software (www.ecopath.org) through the Ecopath Research and Development Consortium. A major part of our work is focused on developing a spatial model of the global ocean in order to evaluate alternative future scenarios.

Our work is interdisciplinary, and we work with climate, earth system, food web, fisheries, ecological, economic, social, and governance researchers, and we conduct our research through wide international cooperation.

Our aim is to develop research that support policy making, and we a focus on management systems that are resilient to climate change. This notably includes work in support of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the Global Environment Facility through initiatives related to Large Marine Ecosystems.

We are part of the Institute for the Ocean and Fisheries at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada.