Impact of CLImate induced glacial melting on marine and terrestric COastal communities on a gradient along the Western Antarctic PENinsula

Impact of climate induced glacial melting on marine coastal communities off the Western Antarctic Peninsula

Rapid regional warming of air temperatures has been exceptional within the past 500 years in the Western Antarctic Peninsula.
Glaciers are retreating leaving ice-free areas for primary colonization of terrestrial and marine plants and animals.
The ClicOPEN initiative investigates the response of coastal systems to ongoing climate change in four different areas of the Antarctic Peninsula.