Link to IMBER home page
Link to IMBER portal home page Link to Data Services Link to Authoring Tool Link to IMBER web site Link to IMBER data portal Link to IMBER projects Link to IMBER Links
  [  Return to Record   ]

Marine Ecosystems Response in the Mediterranean Experiment

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Marine Ecosystems Response in the Mediterranean Experiment
Description:
Abstract:
MerMex focus on the understanding of the effects of key natural and anthropogenic forcings on ecosystems (from coastal zones to open-ocean, from pelagos to benthos) and organisms (from viruses to fishes) in Mediterranean Sea. Most of the Research objectives studied in MerMex were deduced from the Mermex article (Progress in Oceanography, 2011) in which ~100 co-authors so-called ‘the MerMex group’ presented current knowledge on biogeochemistry in the Mediterranean Sea and highlighted the uncertainty on the responses to global change in the 21th Century. The most relevant issues for the future of marine ecosystems in the Mediterranean are listed here (Fig. 1) and constitute the main research axes that MERMEX propose to tackle in the next 5 years: • How would changes in stratification and destratification mechanisms and in the overall thermohaline circulation alter the spatio-temporal distribution of nutrients and their budgets? • How would likely changes in nutrient inputs from physical transport, rivers, the atmosphere (including extreme events) and straits affect the nutrient availability in the photic layer of the Mediterranean Sea, the relative abundance of primary producers, and the higher trophic levels? • What are the sources and sinks of chemical contaminants (e.g., atmosphere versus rivers) and seasonal variations? • What is the role of the land-sea boundary (rivers, large cities, groundwater discharge) in the material balance of the Mediterranean Sea (carbon, nutrient, contaminants) ? • Will changes in the frequency or magnitude of extreme events lead to the dispersion or dilution of carbon, nutrients, and pollutants or, in contrast, to their accumulation in specific compartments? • What is the actual rate of change of both temperature, pH and light radiation in the Mediterranean Sea? How will these functioning of pelagic and benthic Mediterranean ecosystems? • As the surface seawater warms, will the planktonic community of the pelagic ecosystem become dominated by nanophytoplankton and jellyfish, as suggested by several recent studies?
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
Not Available
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
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_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > BARRIER ISLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > BEACHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > COASTAL ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > CORAL REEFS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > DELTAS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > DUNES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > EROSION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > ESTUARIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > FJORDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > INLETS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > INTERTIDAL ZONE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > LAGOONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > LOCAL SUBSIDENCE TRENDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > LONGSHORE CURRENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > MANGROVES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > MARSHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > ROCKY COASTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SALTWATER INTRUSION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SEA LEVEL RISE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SEDIMENT TRANSPORT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SEDIMENTATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHOALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHORELINE DISPLACEMENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHORELINES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > STORM SURGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > TIDAL HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: IMBER > INTEGRATED MARINE BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND ECOSYSTEM RESEARCH
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Not Available
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: RICHARD SEMPERE
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CÉCILE GUIEU
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: IVANE PAYRAUD
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: XAVIER DURRIEU DE MADRON
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: M I O, Aix-Marseille University, Case 901 Campus de Luminy
City: Marseille Cedex 9
Country: France
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: LOV, CNRS/University Pierre and Marie Curie
Country: France
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: IFREMER Centre Méditerrannée
City: LER PAC
Country: France
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: CEFREM UMR 5110 CNRS-UPVD
Country: France
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 0033 1 (0)4 91 82 92 12
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 0033 1 (0)4 91 82 96 41
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: richard.sempere@univ-amu.fr
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: guieu@obs-vlfr.fr
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bIvane.Pairaud@ifremer.fr
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: demadron@univ-perp.fr
Back to Top
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
Back to Top
Spatial_Reference_Information:
Back to Top
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: SEDOO > MISTRALS Program Data Center
Contact_Person: LAURENCE FLEURY
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Laurence.Fleury@obs-mip.fr
Resource_Description: MERMEX
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://mistrals.sedoo.fr/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://mistrals.sedoo.fr/
Access_Instructions:
Fees: Not Available
Back to Top
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130314
Metadata_Review_Date: 20180605
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
Back to Top

  [  Return to Record   ]

Link to NASA website
Responsible NASA Official:   Stephen Berrick
Webmaster:   Monica Lyles   ·  Contact GCMD User Support for assistance