CIESM Workshop Monographs, n°34

Towards an integrated system of Mediterranean marine observatories

To be cited as: CIESM 2008. Towards an integrated system of Mediterranean marine observatories. N° 34 in CIESM Workshop Monographs [F. Briand, Ed.], 144 p., CIESM Publisher, Monaco.

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Contents:

I - Executive summary

1. Introduction
2. The Integrated Marine Observatory concept in the Mediterranean
3. Observing strategy
4. Technical solutions
5. Implementation of an efficient system of systems
6. Workshop recommendations

II – Workshop communications

- Observing the Mediterranean variability from meso- to decadal scales: how can we get the right picture?
I. Taupier-Letage ………………………………………………

- On the added value of integrated multi-disciplinary observing and prediction systems.
M. Rixen …………………………………………………

- Integrated observatories in the Seas of the Old World.
E. Özsoy …………………………………………………

- Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) for an integrated Mediterranean Observatory.
A. Griffa ………………………………

- Deep seafloor observatories: a new tool for monitoring geohazards, climate change, ecosystem life and evolution.
P. Cochonat and R. Person …………………………………………………

- Monitoring the meso-and macroplankton in the Mediterranean and Black Seas.
G. Gorsky …………………………………………………

- In situ remote sensing with autonomous platforms: a new paradigm for observing the ocean interior.
L. Mortier and P. Testor …………………………

- Integration of Lagrangian observations into a Mediterranean Marine Observatory.
P.M. Poulain …………………………………………

- Straits and Channels as key regions of an integrated marine observatory of the Mediterranean : our experience on their long-term monitoring.
G.P. Gasparini, K. Schroeder and S. Sparnocchia ……………………………………………

- Monitoring dense shelf water cascades: an assessment tool for understanding deep-sea ecosystems functioning.
P. Puig, J. Font, J. B. Company, A. Palanques and F. Sardà …………………………………………………

- An observational array at the western exit of the Gulf of Lions.
J.J. Naudin, R. Vuillemin, L. Zudaire, P. Lebaron, X. Durrieu de Madron and S. Heussner ……………………………………………

- The VECTOR project carbon cycle observatory.
R. Delfanti ……………

- Sub-regional forecasting and observing system in the Eastern Mediterranean Levantine Basin : the Cyprus Coastal Ocean Forecasting and Observing System (CYCOFOS).
G. Zodiatis, D.R. Hayes, R. Lardner and G. Georgiou …………………………………

- Monitoring boundary conditions at Mediterranean Basin − Key element for reliable assessment of climate change, variability and impacts at Mediterranean basin shores.
D.S. Rosen ………………………

- Shaping the Mediterranean marine observation and data network to target multiple applications and benefits in the region.
A. Drago ……………………………………

- The contribution of the SESAME project to the creation of a Mediterranean Marine Observatory.
E. Papathanassiou ……………………………………

III - Bibliographic references

IV - List of participants