Outreach
Bringing the Ocean to Society
9 Aug 2019
Out now: "The present state of marine ecosystems in the Spanish Mediterranean in a climate change context"
EurOcean Member IEO reports on how the Mediterranean marine environment is reacting to climate change.

EurOcean Member IEO’ Mediterranean Group for Climate Change just published the report entitled "The present state of marine ecosystems in the Spanish Mediterranean in a climate change context". This book presents results and information obtained along 30 years by the marine observing programs funded by the Spanish Institute of Oceanography.

At present all these programs are unified in the Spanish Mediterranean under the umbrella of RADMED project on oceanographic time series in the Mediterranean.

This report is a first attempt to describe the mean values and the ranges of variability for physical, chemical and biological variables that could be used as indicators of the environmental state of the Spanish Mediterranean, including the Balearic Islands. The variables analysed include temperature, salinity, sea level, dissolved oxygen, nutrients, chlorophyll and the abundance of broad taxonomic groups in the phyto and zooplanktonic communities. Trends associated to climate change were estimated whenever possible.

You can find a high quality version of the book at http://cort.as/-MJFV.

 

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