Beginning in 2011, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) initiated
a program to assess the risks posed on departmental programs by climate
change. The outcomes of this risk assessment process will be reviewed
to provide context to the research being carried out as part of a
program entitled the Aquatic Climate Change Adaptation Services Program
(ACCASP). The ACCASP research projects are focuse on two streams: 1)
understanding the impacts of climate change and 2) adaptation tools.
Two of the adaptation tools related to sea level rise will be presented
and discussed with a focus on the implications for coastal
infrastructure in Atlantic Canada.
Dr. Blair Greenan currently serves as the Head of the Oceanography & Climate Section (OCS) at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Halifax, Nova Scotia. OCS core activities include long-term ocean monitoring, climate research and habitat assessment in support of Government of Canada national and international priorities. Dr. Greenan's research has recently focused on the Sable Gully, ocean circulation in the Northwest Atlantic, and climate change adaptation. He is coordinating the Canadian contribution to the Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program (OSNAP).
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