WP4 – Social systems 

We will map and assess the human activities affecting and being affected by marine ecosystems in all case study areas and identify relevant stakeholders for scenario development in WP4.2 and contextualizing the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSP). We will quantitatively assess the current status of main activities with regards to climate change, fisheries and aquaculture and cumulative impacts thereof. A qualitative assessment of other activities including shipping, land-based pollution and energy production will be based on available literature and expert solicitation.

Work package leader: Jörn Schmidt, CAU