The project aims to model effects of ocean acidification on commercial species of the North Sea. It is using existing computer models (StrathE2E) developed at the University of Strathclyde, to predict possible outcomes of acidification. The model is made available from Prof Mike Heath, Dept Maths and Statistics. Data is used in the model to represent external drivers.
The data was collected during previous model formulation. It consists of time series datasets representing physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the boundaries of the North Sea together with data on fishery catches and discards. This data was reduced in size to incorporate within the model, thus allowing the ecosystem of the North Sea to be represented.