JoLynn Carroll, Assistant Director at Akvaplan-niva and ARCEx WP3 leader, gave a keynote presentation at last week’s DEB SYMPOSIUM, Fifth international symposium on Dynamic Energy Budget theory: metabolic organization plays a role in planetary stewardship. The event took place at Clarion Hotel The Edge, Tromsø, Norway, May 31 – June 02 2017.
Rich in natural resources, the Arctic is experiencing a significant increase in sea-based activities related to maritime transport, offshore energy, tourism, coastal development, fisheries and aquaculture. This northwards expansion of industrialization is partly due to new discoveries of natural resources but also to improved access routes and newly available infrastructure in the region. In 2006, Norway became the first nation to establish an ecosystem-based management (EBM) policy approach to reconcile their nation’s maritime activities with environmental sustainability. The European Union followed in 2008 with the adoption of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Translating EBM policy into practice requires development of ecosystems monitoring methods and modeling tools to identify changes and assess impacts. The consistent application of mechanistic principles, provided by the DEB approach, is essential to achieving this aim. In this presentation, I will present, from the end-user perspective, example applications of the DEB approach for environmental sustainability in the Arctic setting.
Carroll, J. (2017): Environmental sustainability challenges in the Arctic – developing solutions with the help of DEB. Keynote presentation at the Fifth international symposium on Dynamic Energy Budget theory: metabolic organization plays a role in planetary stewardship. May 31 – June 02 2017, Clarion Hotel The Edge, Tromsø, Norway.