Atlantis Ecosystem Model Summit: Report from a workshop

Type Article
Date 2016-09
Language English
Author(s) Weijerman M.1, Link J. S.2, Fulton E. A.3, Olsen E.4, Townsend H.5, Gaichas S.6, Hansend C.4, Skern-Mauritzen M.4, Kaplan I. C.7, Gamble R.6, Fay G.8, Savina MarieORCID9, Ainsworth C.10, Van Putten I.3, Gorton R.3, Brainard R.11, Larsen K.12, Hutton T.13
Affiliation(s) 1 : Joint Inst Marine & Atmospher Res, 1000 Pope Rd,MSB 312, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA.
2 : NOAA, Natl Marine Fisheries Serv, 166 Water St, Woods Hole, MA 02543 USA.
3 : CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere, GPO Box 1538, Hobart, Tas 7001, Australia.
4 : Inst Marine Res, PB 1870 Nordnes, N-5817 Bergen, Norway.
5 : NOAA, Chesapeake Bay Off, Natl Marine Fisheries Serv, 410 Severn Ave,Ste 207-A, Annapolis, MD 21403 USA.
6 : NOAA, Northeast Fisheries Sci Ctr, Natl Marine Fisheries Serv, 166 Water St, Woods Hole, MA 02543 USA.
7 : NOAA, Conservat Biol Div, Northwest Fisheries Sci Ctr, Natl Marine Fisheries Serv, 2725 Montlake Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112 USA.
8 : Univ Massachusetts Dartmouth, Sch Marine Sci & Technol, Dept Fisheries Oceanog, 200 Mill Rd, Fairhaven, MA 02719 USA.
9 : IFREMER, Channel & North Sea Fisheries Res Unit, 150 Quai Gambetta,BP 699, F-62321 Boulogne Sur Mer, France.
10 : Univ S Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620 USA.
11 : NOAA, Pacific Isl Fisheries Sci Ctr, Natl Marine Fisheries Serv, 1845 Wasp Blvd,Bldg 176,Mail Room 2247, Honolulu, HI 96818 USA.
12 : NOAA, Off Sci & Technol, Natl Marine Fisheries Serv, 1315 East West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA.
13 : CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere, QBP, 306 Carmody Rd, St Lucia, Qld 4067, Australia.
Source Ecological Modelling (0304-3800) (Elsevier Science Bv), 2016-09 , Vol. 335 , P. 35-38
DOI 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.05.007
WOS© Times Cited 13
Keyword(s) Ecosystem-based models, Atlantis Summit, Management, Strategy evaluation, Meeting report
Abstract Ecosystem models can be used to understand the cumulative impacts of human pressures and environmental drivers on ecosystem structure and dynamics. Predictive modeling can show how management can influence those dynamics and structures and the ecosystem services these systems provide. Many nations and intergovernmental organizations are advocating for ecosystem-based management, often with a specific emphasis to evaluate various future management strategies. Atlantis is an end-to-end ecosystem model that is well suited for this task and has so far been developed for more than 30 diverse marine ecosystems worldwide. To provide a better understanding of the current modeling work, elicit wider interest, and foster collaboration within the Atlantis community, the first international Atlantis Summit was convened in December 2015. The main outcomes from this workshop included a clearer framework and infrastructure for model development and collaboration; the opportunity to perform common scenarios with a range of Atlantis models to analyze ecosystem responses to environmental and management-based perturbations; and the use of Atlantis as a test case for exploring the performance of single species, multispecies, and trophic food web models at an international level.
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Weijerman M., Link J. S., Fulton E. A., Olsen E., Townsend H., Gaichas S., Hansend C., Skern-Mauritzen M., Kaplan I. C., Gamble R., Fay G., Savina Marie, Ainsworth C., Van Putten I., Gorton R., Brainard R., Larsen K., Hutton T. (2016). Atlantis Ecosystem Model Summit: Report from a workshop. Ecological Modelling, 335, 35-38. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :