Work Package 1: Driver parameterisation and model scenarios
WP1 will provide key information on organismal and ecosystem responses to MEECE driver perturbations through the development and analysis of bio-geographical, environmental and climate databases.
The databases will furnish experimental and field information of key physical, biogeochemical, ecological and physiological properties in relation to the drivers: acidifcation, temperature, nutrients, pollution, fishing activity and circulation.
The overall objective is to quantify the sensitivity of marine organisms and ecosystems to important ecosystem drivers (climate patterns, ocean circulation, ocean acidification, overfishing, invasion of alien species and pollution (including eutrophication) and develop new model parameterisations and perturbation scenarios for implementation in, and testing of, ecosystem models. The sub objectives are:
- To collate existing information on the drivers and their impacts on the marine ecosystem.
- To generate model boundary conditions and initial conditions for regional models.
- To provide validation for the regional models.
- To undertake experiments to investigate the response of ecosystem components to multiple drivers.
- To provide model parameterisations of new processes to WP2.
- To define the scenario envelopes for each driver on a regional scale.
- To contribute to knowledge transfer activities in WP6
- To publish advances in technical and scientific knowledge.
Workpackage Leader: Richard Bellerby (UiB)
WP1 datasets - click here
Workshop OutputsCopenhagen Workshop: Model Parameterisation and Model Coupling, January 2011
Herkalion Workshop Report: Model Parameterisation and Model Coupling, Feb 2010