Global Ocean Modelling

We work with a suite of activities related to ecosystem based management, notably ecosystem modeling of aquatic ecosystems, marine as well as freshwater, and participate in the development of the Ecopath with Ecosim approach and software ( through the Ecopath Research and Development Consortium. A major part of the PI's work is focused on developing a spatial model of the global ocean in order to evaluate alternative future scenarios, but a number of other activities are also conducted in the group.

Our work is interdisciplinary, and we work with climate, earth system, food web, fisheries, ecological, economic, social, and governance researchers. We conduct our research through wide international and local cooperation.

Our aim is to develop research that support policy making, and we a focus on management systems that are resilient to climate change. This notably includes work in support of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations Environment Programme, IPCC, IPBES, and the Global Environment Facility through initiatives related to Large Marine Ecosystems.

Locally, we work with the Pacific Salmon Foundation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, OceanWise, DFO, and other partners.

We are part of the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada.

Ecopath celebrates 35 years:

Villy Christensen receives AFS Award of Excellence