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Mediterranean Targeted Project II-Mass Transfer and Ecosystem Response

Objective



The main goal of the MATER project devoted to the Mediterranean Sea will be: - to study and quantify the triggering ans controlling processes of mass and energy (water ans its dissolved and particulate matter) transfer (transport and transformation) between the different compartments and in contrasting environments (from eutrophic to oligotrophic, from shelf to basins), - to appraise the time and space scales of the phenomena, in identified structures of the Mediterranean system (basin and subbasin, mesoscale and submesoscale),
- to investigate the ecosystem response to these transfers and its evolution with time, from short term to long term through seasonal and interannual, as recorded in the water masses, in the biological communities and in the sediment.
For a better understanding of the funtioning of the Mediterranean Ecosystem, interdisciplinary studies are needed to ensure a strong coupling between the dynamics of the water masses and the behaviour of dissolved and particulate, biogenic and abiogenic substances (source, transportation, transformation and sink). The interactions between experimentalists and modellers will be fostered, developping appropriate in situ observations to generate, to check and to calibrate models. The ecosystem models will be generated and applied at different scales for the entire system including the hydrological and biological system (benthic and pelagic) and long term changes. The proposal is structured in seven research tasks I to VII which present the scientific topics and six workpackages, from 1 to 6, which describe the operating strategy for a multi-disciplinary work plan; the three subbasins - Western Mediterranean, Adriatic/Ionian and Aegean/Levantine, represent the main sites of implementation..
The project includes more than 60 partners from different european countries and some non-EAA partners which conforte the scientific structure. A strong link between co-ordination-management and data management will be ensured.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Cabinet d'Etudes Techniques Industrielles et d'Innovations Scientifiques SA
Address
30,Avenue Malacrida
13100 Aix-en-provence
France

Participants (55)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De L'europe 10-12
78140 Velizy Villacoublay
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Ecole Polytechnique
91128 Palaiseau
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Station Zoologique
06234 Villefranche-sur-mer
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Europole Mediteraneen De L'arbois, Cerege
13545 Gardanne
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De Luminy 163, Campus De Luminy
13288 Marseille
COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES SA
France
Address
8-10,Rue Hermes 8-10, Parc Technologique De Canal
31526 Ramonville St.agne
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
S/n,paseo Juan De Borbó S/n
08039 Barcelona
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
S/n,paseo Juan De Borbo S/n
08039 Barcelona
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LA GESTIONE DEL CENTRO DI CALCOLO ELETTRONICO DELL'ITALIA NORD ORIENTALE
Italy
Address
Via Magnanelli 6/3
Cantagallo
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
France
Address
351 Cours De La Libération
33405 Talence
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
France
Address
Avenue De Villeneuve
66025 Perpignan
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
France
Address
3 Rue De La Batterie Des Lions
13007 Marseille
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
France
Address
14 Avenue Edouard Belin
31400 Toulouse
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
France
Address
Avenue De Fontaulé 1
66651 Banyuls Sur Mer
Christian-Albrechts Universität Kiel
Germany
Address
20,Düsternbrooker Weg
24105 Kiel
Commission of the European Communities
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi
21020 Ispra - Varese
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Italy
Address
Castello 1364/A
30122 Venezia
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Italy
Address

19100 La Spezia
ENEA - Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e l'Ambiente
Italy
Address
301,Via Anguillarese
00060 Roma
IFREMER - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Address
Technopole De Brest-iroise
29280 Plouzane
INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY OF CRETE
Greece
Address

71003 Poros Irakleiou Kritis
Institut National Scientifique et Technique de la Mer
Tunisia
Address
28,Rue Du 2 Mars 1934
2025 Salammbô - Tunis
Istituto Universitario Navale
Italy
Address
Corso Umberto I 174
80138 Napoli
NANSEN ENVIRONMENTAL AND REMOTE SENSING CENTER
Norway
Address
3A,edvard Griegsvej 3A
5059 Bergen
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
33,Panepistimioupolis 33, Building Physics V, Univers
15784 Zographos, Athens
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
Address
Aghios Kosmas, Hellinikon
16604 Athens
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via Gobetti 101
40129 Bologna
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Largo Fiera Della Pesca 1
60125 Ancona
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Viale Romolo Gessi 2
34123 Trieste
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via P. Gobetti 101
40129 Bologna
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Empress Dock, European Way
SO14 3ZH Southampton
NERC Centre of Coastal and Marine Sciences
United Kingdom
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR SEA RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Landsdiep 4
1790 AB Den Burg
National Centre for Scientific Research 'Demokritos'
Greece
Address
Aghia Paraskevi, Attikis
15310 Athens
Osservatorio Geofisico Sperimentale
Italy
Address
42,Borgo Grotta Gigante 32
34010 Sgonico
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Address
Bedford Street North
L69 3BX Liverpool
UNIVERSITAT DE LES ILLES BALEARS
Spain
Address
Km 7.5,Ctra. De Valldemossa Km 7.5
07071 Palma De Mallorca
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
1-3,C/ Jordi Girona, Salgado 1-3 Mod. D-1
08034 Barcelona
UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
Address
11,Rue Emile Argand 11
2007 Neuchatel
UNIVERSITE DE TUNIS
Tunisia
Address
Campus Universitaire
1060 Tunis
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI
France
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
United Kingdom
Address
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Address
West Mains Road Kings Buildings
EH9 3JW Edinburgh
UNIVERSITY OF TROMSOE
Norway
Address
201 B,breivika
9037 Tromsoe
Universidad de Malaga
Spain
Address
S/n,
29071 Málaga
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Spain
Address

08193 Barcelona
Universitat de Barcelona
Spain
Address
S/n,lluis Solé Sabarís
08028 Barcelona
University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Address
Mayfield Road
EH9 3JZ Edinburgh
University of Southampton
United Kingdom
Address
European Way
SO14 3ZH Southampton
Università degli Studi di Genova
Italy
Address
Corso Rainusso 14
16038 Santa Margherita Ligure
Universität Bremen
Germany
Address

28334 Bremen
Université Abdelmalek Essaadi
Morocco
Address
Ancienne Rue De L'aeroport
90000 Tanger
Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI
France
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Station Zoologique
06230 Villefranche-sur-mer
Université de Liège
Belgium
Address
85,
4000 Liège
Water Quality Institute
Denmark
Address
11,Agern Allé
2970 Hørsholm