Objectives

The main objectives for the MedSeA cruise are to:

– Refine climatological maps of carbonate species distribution (pH, pCO2, CO32-, CT, AT, Ωa, Ωc,), along with their isotopic signatures,  in the Mediterranean Sea.

Report on the determination of the anthropogenic carbon distribution throughout the whole Mediterranean Sea and its associated uncertainty estimate

– Determine the effects of carbonate chemistry on Mediterranean calcifying and non-calcifying planktonic organisms.

– Determine synergistic effects of acidification, warming and nutrients on key pelagic organisms.

– Identify and quantify responses of fundamental Mediterranean biogeochemical processes to acidification and warming.

 

 

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