project . 2010 - 2012 . Closed

Glider observations of productivity in the Alboran Sea (GOPITAS)

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: NE/H012532/1
  • Funded under: NERC Funder Contribution: 64,655 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    30 Mar 2010
    End Date
    29 Mar 2012
Description
Marine plants contribute about half of the global net primary production and thus sustain fisheries and world food supplies. Current climate change caused by anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions is likely to affect this production through changes in temperature, ocean circulation, pH, nutrient and light availability. Understanding what drives production is therefore a key problem of marine science. Here, we propose a pilot study involving UEA's three ocean gliders, to make a significant contribution to improving this understanding by observing the physical, chemical and biological processes driving production in the Alboran Sea, western Mediterranean. In the t...
Description
Marine plants contribute about half of the global net primary production and thus sustain fisheries and world food supplies. Current climate change caused by anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions is likely to affect this production through changes in temperature, ocean circulation, pH, nutrient and light availability. Understanding what drives production is therefore a key problem of marine science. Here, we propose a pilot study involving UEA's three ocean gliders, to make a significant contribution to improving this understanding by observing the physical, chemical and biological processes driving production in the Alboran Sea, western Mediterranean. In the t...
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