Predictive and Modelling Capabilities
GLOBEC aimed to understand and predict how populations of marine animal species respond to natural and anthropogenic changes in global climate. In order to help achieve this goal, focus 3 collected information from a series of co-ordinated interdisciplinary process and modelling studies. Development of diagnostic and prognostic models was required to elucidate ecosystem dynamics and responses on a range of time scales, including major climatic fluctuations. The idea behind this approach was that predictive capabilities can only be achieved if observations and modelling are designed and developed together with the aim of predicting marine ecosystem parameters at different timescales.
Focus 3 Working Group
During recent years, the GLOBEC Sampling and Observational Systems Working Group and the Numerical Modelling Working Group have prepared 3 reports (GLOBEC Reports Nos. 3 and 6 respectively, GLOBEC Special Contribution No. 2 jointly). These documents provide the basis for the development of Focus 3. The objectives of Focus 3 consisted of activities that have facilitated advances in sampling and observational systems, modelling and coupled modelling-observational systems that have been used to address the scientific questions of GLOBEC.
|Focus 3 Meetings||Location||Date||Chair||Download|
|1st meeting||Chapel Hill, USA||17-20 July 2000||Cisco Werner||Report / newsletter|
|2nd meeting||Qingdao, China||13-14 Oct 2002||Cisco Werner||Report / newsletter|
|3rd meeting||Bergen, Norway||9-10 May 2004||Brad de Young / Michio Kishi||Report / newsletter|
|4th meeting||Aberdeen, UK||25-27 Oct 2005||Brad de Young||newsletter|
|Focus 2/3 meeting||Marseille, France||2-5 May 2006||Francois Carlotti||newsletter|