CHASE addresses many international Arctic research priorities as outlined in the EU-PolarNet and the 2015 ICARP III reports. These call for better understanding of Arctic ecosystems and specifically their responses and resilience to anthropogenic impacts whilst encouraging cross-cutting science and international collaboration.
Our focal species are of high ecological importance to the North Atlantic and Arctic ecosystems and therefore of broad interest to Arctic fisheries biologists specifically our Nordic partners such as the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research. Further, the German Ministry of Education and Research for Marine and Polar research MARE:N has identified “variability, acclimation and adaptability of key organisms to environmental change” as a target research area which should be supported by robust predictive models.
Closer to home we will make available our findings to the NERC Arctic Office thereby informing UK Arctic science towards future policy development, important at this time with the rapid expansion of Arctic open water for increased commercial exploitation.
CHASE partners will be presenting our science during the Arctic Frontiers Tromsø meetings which includes focused sessions addressing the opportunities and challenges to achieve viable economic growth with societal and environmental sustainability in the Arctic.