FLAME is an endorsed UN Ocean Decade Action and a core project of the CoastPredict Programme
High-level Objectives of FLAME
To make better decadal-centennial scale projections of the coastal ocean under future climate at local, regional and global scales, to elucidate the primary drivers of change (atmosphere vs land vs cryosphere vs ocean vs human) and to understand how climate change signals propagate between ocean basins and local coastal scales
To recognise and understand the local to global scale impacts of future coastal ocean change on coastal hazards, and the health, vulnerability, resilience and adaptability of coastal ecosystems, habitats and human populations.
To produce next-generation coastal ocean projections, downscaling approaches, predictive, hazard and vulnerability assessment tools that provide pathways to better informed decision making and management strategies, and that support adaption and mitigation solutions on local-regional scales
To create a co-ordinated community of future coastal ocean model practitioners and analysts who will work towards a Global Coastal Ocean Model Intercomparison Programme (CO-MIP) that will provide climate change impacts and hazard assessments to the next and future IPCC reports
FLAME Workshop 2023 - Overview
The purpose of this workshop was to bring together an international community of scientists to discuss and develop the key action areas of FLAME.View the video on YouTube