National workshops were conducted at the outset of the program to define Departmental needs for understanding climate change. Summaries are here:
Earlier efforts to understand the impacts of climate change on the Department are summarized here:
Climate change has been a research priority at DFO for some time. The Department’s Climate Change Science Initiative and its achievements were a precursor to ACCASP. On the international front, fourteen DFO scientists were among those recognized for their contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, and for their "efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.In 2013, DFO scientists have again contributed to the latest IPCC assessment.
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