The Sicily Channel is a key area for Mediterranean oceanography as it intercepts all water masses exchanged between the eastern and western Med. basins. Its hydrological properties are monitored by two moorings of the CIESM HydroChanges network. These moorings provide, two of the longest-running Mediterranean time series of thermohaline properties. A paper just published by our programme coordinator (Dr Katrin Schroeder) analyses these data, highlighting a steady increasing trend in T / S, much higher than that observed in the world ocean. Because of its small volume to surface area ratio, the Mediterranean Sea is one of the first to respond to global warming and to changes in freshwater inputs.

Our 41th Congress was held in Kiel at the kind invitation of the German Government
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Marine mammals & co now under UN watch
Satellite monitoring of Mediterranean salinity
East. West Intl. Conference
Sochi, Russian Federation
CIESM recommendations on submarine canyons
CIESM Charter on ABS and intellectual property of marine resources
Restoring Medit. Fish stocks
Marine Peace Parks in the Medbroad lines of CIESM proposal and full Monograph
Acid a bad trip for marine species
Some like it hot – or how Mediterranean marine species face global warming

NEW! Marine Connectivity - migration and larval dispersal
A CIESM volume of 172 pages to decrypt the latest research on connectivity, from larval and egg dispersal models to tracking large migratory species across vast expanses of ocean.
CIESM Atlas on Exotic Seaweeds
Explore some of the 118 exotic species of the volume
CIESM Workshop Monographs  
   n°48    Marine Connectivity
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   n°46    Marine litter
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