Project

Ocean Risks and Resilience in SIDS and LDCs

Understanding Ocean Risks and Resilience.

This project synthesizes existing knowledge of ocean risks and resilience and tools to assess such risks and vulnerabilities in coastal communities, including those in small island developing states (SIDS) and least developed countries (LDCs).

Project Goals:

  • Understand prominent environmental and socioeconomic stressors and their impacts on coastal communities in SIDS and LDCs.
  • Understand social-ecological features that make SIDS and LDCs vulnerable to climate change and other types of stressors.
  • Conduct a meta-analysis existing risk and vulnerability assessment tools to examine what social-ecological variables are incorporated or not, and what methodological developments are needed to support coastal communities.

Ocean Risk and Resilience Reports

A trio of ground-breaking reports from Stockholm Resilience at Stockholm University, commissioned by the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance, finds the blue economy is at a tipping point with the potential for significant acceleration and growth — but only with the right frameworks.

Ocean Risk Report Authors

  • Albert Norström
  • Robert Blasiak
  • Jean-Baptiste Jouffray
  • Colette C.C. Wabnitz
  • Kanae Tokunaga

Climate change has been impacting both the natural environment and human societies. At the same time, as technology develops, we are also seeing oceans used in multiple ways, including fisheries, aquaculture, offshore wind, etc. Understanding how human activities impact coastal and marine ecosystems grows increasingly complicated. This project synthesizes existing knowledge of ocean risks and resilience and tools to assess such risks and vulnerabilities in coastal communities across the globe.

Staff Contact


Kanae Tokunaga, Ph.D.
Kanae Tokunaga, Ph.D. Associate Research Scientist [email protected]

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