Impact model: BOATS

BOATS is one of the 6 global models following the ISIMIP2a protocol which form the base of simulations for the ISIMIP2a global fisheries & marine ecosystems sector outputs; for a full technical description of the ISIMIP2a Simulation Data from Fisheries & Marine Ecosystems (Fish-MIP; global) Sector, see this DOI link:

Fisheries (global)
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Basic information
Reference Paper: Main Reference: Carozza D, Bianchi D, Galbraith E et al. The ecological module of BOATS-1.0: a bioenergetically-constrained model of marine upper trophic levels suitable for studies of fisheries and ocean biogeochemistry. Geoscientific Model Development Discussions,8,10145-10197,2015
Output Data
Experiments: reana, scen
Climate Drivers: GFDL-ESM2M (ocean), GFDL-reanalysis (ocean), IPSL-CM5A-LR (ocean)
Date: 2017-01-20
Spatial Aggregation: regular grid
Input data sets used
Simulated Ocean Climate Data Sets Used: GFDL-reanalysis (ocean)
Was A Spin-Up Performed?: Yes