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About Atlantis

Atlantis an ecosystem model that considers all parts of marine ecosystems – biophysical, economic and social. Originally focused on the biophysical world and then fisheries it has grown to begin to be used for multiple use and climate questions.

Atlantis is a deterministic biogeochemical whole of ecosystem model. It’s overall structure is based around theManagement Strategy Evaluation (MSE) approach, where there is a sub-model (or module) for each of the major steps in the adaptive management cycle (Figure 1).

 

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Figure 1: Atlantis model structure – based on the management strategy evaluation cycle