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Dynamic Integrated Marine Climate, Biodiversity, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Market Model (DIVERSE) Cheung, William W. L.; Oyinlola, Muhammed Alolade

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Global change drivers, such as population growth, increasing consumption, inequity in resource distribution, overfishing, climate change and pollution, are challenging the sustainability of global coupled human-natural seafood production system. Modelling the linkages between the biophysical and socio-economic components of the seafood production systems is a useful way to explore the interactions between these drivers and policy responses. Moreover, combining the use of models and scenarios can then provide quantitative projections for pathways of changes in ocean human-natural systems. This report documents a newly developed model, herein called Dynamic Integrated Marine Climate, Biodiversity, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Market Model (DIVERSE) to project future pathways to seafood sustainability under global change. DIVERSE is supported by a system of linked and harmonised infrastructure of environmental, biodiversity, fisheries and socio-economic databases (Appendix). In parallel, scenarios of direct and indirect drivers of changes in the marine human-natural systems are developed based on the Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) and the Shared Socioeconomic Pathway (SSP) frameworks.

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