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This booklet reports on an international workshop organized jointly by the MAST Programme of the European Commission, DG XII/D-3, and the Baltic Sea Research Institute Warnemünde, and held in Warnemünde, Germany, 13-15 October 1997. The goal of EUROGLOBEC (European global ocean ecosystem dynamics) is to advance our quantitative understanding of the functioning of marine pelagic ecosystems in relation to physical forcing to develop the capability of predicting the effects of climate variability and change on such ecosystems. This goal consists of two components, Firstly to develop through retrospective analysis, short-term and long-term process studies, application of new technologies and modelling an understanding of the effects of physical forcings on ecosystem functioning and its natural interannual variability. Secondly to create through advanced modelling of key physical, biological and chemical variables techniques to predict ecosystem modifications due to climate variability and change. Using data collected previously and data from this proposed study EUROGLOBEC expects to develop capability in the analysis of long-term time-series which, by coupling real-time data and progressive modelling, will allow prediction of ecosystem responses and their variability.

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Authors: ALHEIT J, Baltic Sea Research Institute, Warnemünde (DE);BARTHEL K G, CEC Bruxelles (BE);BRANDER K, ICES/GLOBEC, Copenhagen (DK);CARLOTTI F, Station Zoologique, Villefranche-sur-Mer (FR);HARRIS R, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (GB);KOUTSIKOPOULOS C, University of Patras (GR);MACKENZIE B, Danish Institute for Fishery Research, Charlottenlund (DK);PAFFENHÖFER G, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Savannah (US);ROE H, Southampton Oceanography Centre (GB);TANDE K (EDITORS), The Norwegian College of Fishery Science, University of Tromsø (NO)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1998) 76pp., ECU 6.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-828-3516-2
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