ECOSUPPORT (Advanced tool for scenarios of the Baltic ECOsystem to SUPPORT decision making) was funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 217246 made with the joint Baltic Sea research and development programme BONUS. The project addresses the urgent need for policy-relevant information on the combined historical to future impacts of climate change and industrial and agricultural practices in the Baltic Sea catchment on the Baltic Sea ecosystem.
The main aim was to provide a multi-model system tool to support decision makers. The tool is based upon scenarios from an existing state-of-the-art coupled atmosphere-ice-ocean-land surface model for the Baltic Sea catchment area, marine physical-biogeochemical models of differing complexity, a food web model, statistical fish population models, economic calculations, and new data detailing climate effects on marine biota. Various multi-model and statistical datasets have been developed spanning the period 1850 to 2100. For details, see http://www.baltex-research.eu/ecosupport/ .