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Prof. Barange, Manuel

Prof. Barange is Director of Science at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Chair of the ICES Science Committee. Previously he was Director of the International Project Office of the IGBP-SCOR-IOC GLOBEC programme. He is also an Honorary Professor at the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, UK. His recent research has focused on quantifying the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems, developing Bioeconomic models of marine commodities to investigate the role of climate change and economic globalization on marine food systems, and in general exploring the interactions between natural and socio-economic sciences. He has published 80 peer-review publications. He is current involved in projects on ecosystem services and poverty alleviation in populous deltas (ESPA-Deltas, funded by NERC-DfID-ESPRC), on estimating impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems and their commodities (QUEST_Fish, funded by NERC; EuroBASIN, funded by the European Commission), and on the estimation of vectors of change in European marine ecosystems (VECTORS, funded by the European Commission), among others. Barange is a member of the UK DEFRA (Department of Environment, Fisheries and Rural Affairs) Marine Fisheries Advisory Group, a member of the international advisory group of NansCLIM (a Norwegian-led research programme in Southern Africa), a past Chair of the International Scientific Advisory Council of BENEFIT (A regional marine science programme involving Angola, Namibia and South Africa, co-funded by Norway and Germany) and a past member of the European Commission FP7 Advisory Group for Environment (including Climate Change). He has also been an advisor to FAO (2010, 2011), and the UK NERC agency (2009-2011). He has been a guest speaker at a number of international conferences, including (in 2012) the 2nd international symposium on Climate Change and the World’s Oceans (Yeosu, Korea), The International Fish Meal and Fish Oil Association Annual Conference (Istanbul, Turkey) and session keynote speaker at the 6th World Fisheries Congress (Edinburgh, UK). Since 2005 he has been a Convenor or Steering Committee Member of 8 international symposia in Japan, Canada, Spain, UK, Italy and China. In 2010 Barange was awarded the UNESCO-IOC Roger Revelle medal for “Outstanding contributions to the marine sciences”.

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