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Results from a new climate change impact assessment for Iceland

Organized by: Icelandic Meteorological Office, University of Iceland, Agricultural University of Iceland, Marine and Freshwater Research Insitute, Icelandic Institute of Natural History 11. September 2017

In 2017 the Science Committee on Climate Change finished a climate impact assessment for Iceland (CCIAI). In this session the main results of the assessment will be presented. Topics include the climate history of Iceland and recent observed and projected changes. Impacts of these changes in on both flora and fauna on land, as well as changes in marine life and oceanic conditions, including acidification. Furthermore, societal impacts will also be discussed.

Sunday, October 15, 12:45 - 13:45

Speakers: 

  • Halldór Björnsson: Climate change in Iceland
  • Jón Ólafsson: Rapid ocean acidification in Icelandic waters
  • Ólafur S. Ástþórsson: Changes in Marine ecosystems around Iceland
  • Trausti Baldursson: Changes terrestrial flora and fauna
  • Brynhildur Davíðsdóttir: Societal impacts of climate change in Iceland.