Symphony is a digital tool which existed for the past years. This tool uses GIS maps that show the distribution of the important ecosystems and the species along Sweden’s coastlines. It shows how environmental disturbances like nutrient pollution, boat traffic, and fishing affect these species in different areas of Sweden.
The problem with the current version of Symphony is that it doesn’t consider how climate change will change the future. Researchers in the ClimeMarine project studied on what even happens when the expected changes in temperature are put together into the tool.
“It showed that the expected environmental changes will build the all-out natural effect by no less than 50%, and in certain areas, as much as a few hundred percent,” says Per Jonsson, a specialist at the College of Gothenburg and co-creator of the review.
This study shows that marine planning must take climate change into consideration immediately. Let’s collectively make our earth a better place to live for future generations to come.
Author: Sri Nihal Tammana
Source: University of Gothenburg
PC: Leif Jarnevi