Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification (Phase II): An assessment of the economic impacts of ocean acidification on the local scale

Ocean Acidification (OA) has been gaining increasing recognition in the policy circles recently, due to an increasing number of studies on biological and ecological impacts of OA. However, estimates of socio-economic impacts are still almost absent. Moreover, all of those studies rely on extremely reduced representations of regional socio-economic characteristics, and importantly, poorly reflect the vulnerability or adaptive capacity of local populations to OA effects. In this work package, we analyse economic impacts of OA by focusing on two specific environments, each of which is settled by a population with a different level of economic development.

Duration:     2012-2015 (Phase II)
Funding:     German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)
Partners:     Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven (AWI); Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg; GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel; Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG); Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf; Jacobs University, Bremen; Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW); Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin (IGB); Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde; Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, Bremen (ZMT); MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, Bremen; Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen (MPI); PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH, Regensburg; University of Bremen; University of Hamburg; University of Koblenz-Landau; University of Münster; University of Rostock; Ruhr University, Bochum
Contact:     Prof. Dr. Katrin Rehdanz