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Marine Ecosystem Evolution in a Changing Environment

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Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Marine Ecosystem Evolution in a Changing Environment
Description:
Abstract:
MEECE (Marine Ecosystem Evolution in a Changing Environment), a FP7 project was launched to investigate the sensitivities and potential responses of marine ecosystems to both climatic change and the direct effects of human activity in September 2008. MEECE brings together over 60 scientists from 22 organisations to form a vibrant research community. By studying the key drivers of change set by the European Union’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive (changes in temperature, ocean circulation, stratification and acidification, consequences of pollution, overfishing, invasive species and eutrophication) the project aims to gain a better understanding of the direct and interactive effects of these factors on marine ecosystems. The focus of the research will be on the most important components of both the planktonic and benthic marine ecosystems. MEECE is the first project to attempt to use predictive models that consider the full range of drivers to elucidate the responses of the marine ecosystem in a holistic manner, rather than driver by driver as has been done in the past. MEECE explores multiple driver impacts on complex environments through numerical simulation models which include dynamic feedbacks. The project follows a logical process starting with targeted data synthesis, experimentation, model parameterisation and development, followed by model exploration through a range of scenarios addressing the full set of drivers. This innovative approach will help scientists and decision makers to respond to the multiple driver impacts with appropriate, knowledge-based, management applications. Outputs from these experiments and model simulations are being used to devise decision support tools and develop management strategies.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: Not Available
East_Bounding_Coordinate: Not Available
North_Bounding_Coordinate: Not Available
South_Bounding_Coordinate: Not Available
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > AQUATIC SCIENCES > FISHERIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
Theme_Keyword: IMBER > INTEGRATED MARINE BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND ECOSYSTEM RESEARCH
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > BLACK SEA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > BISCAY SEA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NW EUROPEAN SHELF
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > BALTIC SEA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > MEDITERRANEAN SEA > AEGAN SEA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > MEDITERRANEAN SEA > ADRIATIC
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH SEA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > ANGOLA > BENGUELA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BARENTS SEA
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ICARUS ALLEN
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) Prospect place
City: Plymouth
Postal_Code: PL1 3DH
Country: UK
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +44 (0)1752 633 441
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +44 (0)1752 633 101
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jia@pml.ac.uk
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: MEECE DATA PORTAL > Marine Ecosystem Evolution in a Changing Environment Data Portal
Contact_Person: RICHARD BELLERBY
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Bjerknes Center for Climate Research Allegaten 55
City: Bergen
Postal_Code: 5007
Country: Norway
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +47 55582565
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +47 55584330
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Richard.Bellerby@uni.no
Resource_Description: MEECE
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://meece-dataportal.info
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.meece.eu/
Access_Instructions:
Provides project goal, objectives, participants, activities, etc.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110512
Metadata_Review_Date: 20180509
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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