Cefas (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science) provides a broad, multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral understanding of marine science, maritime industries, public and stakeholder engagement and works closely at the science–policy interface. This experience is based on organisational ‘memory’, stretching over a hundred years, combined with state-of-the-art technological developments and continuing research applied to a range of topics of clear relevance to the European citizen. Examples include food security (sustainable fisheries & aquaculture), ecosystem services, ocean health and seafood safety (viruses, bacteria, HABs toxins), habitat protection and seabed mapping (Marine Protected Area and Marine Conservation Zones, trawling, dredging, aggregate extraction, offshore renewables), the impacts of climate change (ocean acidification, species migrations, wave climate), the effects of chemical and radioactive contaminants and marine litter.
Contact person: Paul Buckley firstname.lastname@example.org
Role of Cefas in COLUMBUS
Cefas will provide inputs into Work Package 8 with other inputs into Work Packages 2 to 6.
Profile of staff engaged in the project:
Paul Buckley is a senior advisor in Cefas' Marine Climate Change Centre (MC3) with over 8 years’ experience in this role. His main duties include the provision of expert scientific and technical advice to public bodies and marine industry trade associations on climate change impacts and adaptation. Paul provides a UK lead on marine climate issues as programme manager for the UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) and regularly contributes to national and international reports. He has participated in a range of European projects, including as WP lead on the FP7 CLAMER project on public perception of marine climate change impacts and spent four years as the Shelf Seas Co-ordinator for the EurOceans network of excellence.