Regional Climate Projections for the Newfoundland and Labrador Shelf
This project will develop a regional ocean-climate computer model for the Labrador and Newfoundland Shelf to provide high-resolution projections of ocean climate changes for the area from 1970 to 2069.
The model will improve the knowledge of potential changes in environmental conditions over the Newfoundland and Labrador Shelf, including changes in sea level, sea-surface temperature, bottom temperature, salinity, sea ice, currents, and stratification. This will enable the Department's Small Craft Harbours Program and other departmental programs that are reliant on infrastructure to more accurately assess and adapt their activities to climate change. It will also provide valuable knowledge for Canadian Coast Guard search and rescue operations, ecosystem-based science and management, species at risk activities, and international governance in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Atlantic: Newfoundland, Labrador Shelves
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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