Impact model: BOATS

The BiOeconomic mArine Trophic Size-spectrum (BOATS) model simulates the global fishery as a coupled ecological-economic system. The growth and reproduction of multiple fish size spectra are predicted at each grid cell on the globe from local water temperature and net primary production, which can be provided from observational data or a coupled biogeochemical-climate model (Carozza GMD 2016). The evolution of fishing effort in each grid cell occurs as a function of the economic profit (Carozza PLoS 2017).

Sector
Fisheries (global)
Region
global
Contact Person

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Basic information
Model Version: BOATS-v1
Model output license: CC0
Model Homepage: https://github.com/obeg-boats/boats_v1
Reference Paper: Main Reference: Carozza D, Bianchi D, Galbraith E et al. Formulation, General Features and Global Calibration of a Bioenergetically-Constrained Fishery Model. PLOS ONE,12,e0169763,2017
Reference Paper: Other References:
Person Responsible For Model Simulations In This Simulation Round: Jerome Guiet, Daniele Bianchi & Eric Galbraith
Resolution
Spatial Aggregation: regular grid
Temporal Resolution Of Input Data: Climate Variables: monthly
Input data sets used
Simulated Atmospheric Climate Data Sets Used: IPSL-CM6A-LR, GFDL-ESM4
Spin-up
Was A Spin-Up Performed?: Yes
Spin-Up Design: A 300years spin-up forced with forcings of the year 1950 was used to determine initial biomass and fish catch distribution.
Information specific to marine ecosystems & fisheries
Spatial Resolution: 1°x1°
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Taxonomic Scope: All commercial animal biomass from 10 g to 100 kg.
Spatial Dispersal Included: No
Is Fishbase Used For Mass-Length Conversion?: No
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
Resolution
Spatial Aggregation: regular grid
Input data sets used
Simulated Ocean Climate Data Sets Used: GFDL-reanalysis (ocean)
Spin-up
Was A Spin-Up Performed?: Yes