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Mediterranean Sea Acidification in a changing climate

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Title: Mediterranean Sea Acidification in a changing climate
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Increases of atmospheric CO2 and associated decreases in seawater pH and carbonate ion concentration this century and beyond are likely to have wide impacts on marine ecosystems including those of the Mediterranean Sea. Consequences of this process, ocean acidification, threaten the health of the Mediterranean, adding to other anthropogenic pressures, including those from climate change. Yet in comparison to other areas of the world ocean, there has been no concerted effort to study Mediterranean acidification, which is fundamental to the social and economic conditions of more than 400 million people living in Mediterranean countries and another 175 million who visit the region each year. The MedSeA project addresses ecologic and economic impacts from the combined influences of anthropogenic acidification and warming, while accounting for the unique characteristics of this key region. MedSeA will forecast chemical, climatic, ecological-biological, and socio-economical changes of the Mediterranean driven by increases in CO2 and other greenhouse gases, while focusing on the combined impacts of acidification and warming on marine shell and skeletal building, productivity, and food webs. We will use an interdisciplinary approach involving biologists, earth scientists, and economists, through observations, experiments, and modelling. These experts will provide science-based projections of Mediterranean acidification under the influence of climate change as well as associated economic impacts. Projections will be based on new observations of chemical conditions as well as new observational and experimental data on the responses of key organisms and ecosystems to acidification, which will be fed into existing ocean models that have been improved to account for the Mediterranean's fine-scale features. These scientific advances will allow us to provide the best advice to policymakers who must develop regional strategies for adaptation and mitigation.
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REFERENCE: EU FP7 MedSeA project (grant agreement no. 265103)
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Beginning_Date: 20110201
Ending_Date: 20140131
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CARBON DIOXIDE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > AQUATIC SCIENCES
Theme_Keyword: IMBER > INTEGRATED MARINE BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND ECOSYSTEM RESEARCH
Theme_Keyword: MEDSEA > MEDITERRANEAN SEA ACIDIFICATION IN A CHANGING CLIMATE
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Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > MEDITERRANEAN SEA
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Contact_Person: RAHIMAN ABDULLAH
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: STÉPHANE PESANT
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Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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Address: Edifici Cn - Campus UAB
City: Bellaterra
State_or_Province: Barcellona
Postal_Code: E-08193
Country: Spain
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, Universität Bremen, Hochschulring 18 (Cognium), POP 330 440
City: Bremen
Postal_Code: 28359
Country: Germany
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +34 93586 8363
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +49 421 218 65583
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +34 93581 3331
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +49 421 218 65505
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rahiman.abdullah@uab.cat
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: spesant@marum.de
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Contact_Organization: PANGAEA > PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Contact_Person: STÉPHANE PESANT
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, Universität Bremen, Hochschulring 18 (Cognium), POP 330 440
City: Bremen
Postal_Code: 28359
Country: Germany
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +49 421 218 65583
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +49 421 218 65505
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: spesant@marum.de
Resource_Description: MedSeA
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http://www.pangaea.de/
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http://medsea-project.eu/
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20120302
Metadata_Review_Date: 20180509
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
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Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
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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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