In a paper published in Science, the Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE) supported by IOC-Unesco, reviews the causes, consequences and solutions to low oxygen worldwide, in both the open ocean and coastal waters. The article highlights the biggest dangers to the ocean and society, and what it will take to keep Earth’s waters healthy and [...]
Summer School on the investigation of the role of benthos in ecosystem functioning using observations and models. Stareso, Calvi, July 17th-21st 2017
During the last decade, artificial hard substrates have increasingly been installed in coastal areas that generally consisted of sandy sediments. These artificial hard substrates serve different purposes, including coastal defense works, installation of renewable energy installations, nature restoration… These artificial hard substrates are home of a high variety of fouling organisms, occurring in high densities. [...]
EGU 2017: Call for Abstracts for the OS2.2 session on “Advances in understanding of the multi-disciplinary dynamics of the Southern European Seas (Mediterranean and Black Sea”.
We are organizing a session at the EGU (23rd -28th April 2017) dedicated to the Advances in understanding of the multi-disciplinary dynamics of the Southern European Seas (Mediterranean and Black Sea) ". The session would like to overview recent developments and understanding, by observations and modelling, of the Southern European Seas (SES) general circulation, physical [...]
This year again, the session on benthic biogeochemistry and benthic-pelagic coupling will be held at EGU 2017. We welcome abstracts from all disciplines to share and confront our understanding of benthic processes and how they control biogeochemical cycling in the sediments and the water column. New experimental setups and data collection techniques, recent modelling efforts [...]
The EMBLAS (Environmental monitoring in the Black Sea) project supported by the European Commission and the United Nation Development Program is targeted towards the protection and restoration of the environmental quality and sustainability of the Black sea. EMBLAS kindly welcomed two Belgian scientists (Prof. Lei Chou, ULB and Audrey Plante, PhD student) on board their [...]
MAST took part in the workshop jointly organized by ESA, ROSA and NIMRD to trace the future development of Black Sea observation from space. MAST contributions (talk's pdf) can be found on ORBI (here )
The Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE) is a new working group of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. GO2NE met on 7-9 September 2016 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. GO2NE, which assembles coastal and open ocean scientists, modelers, and biological, chemical and physical oceanographers, seeks to integrate worldwide research efforts on deoxygenation in the [...]
The talks given at the Ocean ventilation and deoxygenation in a warming world event (The Royal Society, London, 12-13 September 2016) are now available for podcast. Just follow the link to this event webpage , and find the audio files below each abstract. MAST contributed as several other members of the GO2NE network.
With rivers providing an abundant supply of fresh water, the upper layers of the Black Sea are less dense than its saltier lower layers. A permanent boundary between the two prevents any vertical mixing. The oxygen, derived from the atmosphere and photosynthesis, remains restricted to these surface waters. However, this precious gas is essential to [...]