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MEP-TT Workshop 2012

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Marine Ecosystem Prediction Workshop (MEP-TT)  Kick-off meeting

 Where:Met Office, Exeter, UK
 When:28-29 February 2012
 Duration:2 Days

Rosa Barciela (Co-chair of MEP-TT, Met Office)
Pierre Brasseur (Co-chair of MEP-TT, LEGI-CNRS)
Kirsten Wilmer-Becker (GODAE OceanView coordinator, Met Office)


The workshop report is now available from this website.



The integration of new models and assimilation components into operational systems for ocean biogeochemistry and marine ecosystem monitoring aims at bridging the gap between the current status of the GODAE capabilities and new applications in areas such as fisheries management, marine pollution, water quality and carbon cycle monitoring. The GOV Marine Ecosystem Prediction Task Team (MEP-TT) has been set up with the goal to define, promote and coordinate actions between developers of operational systems and experts in ecosystem/biogeochemistry modelling and observing systems.

The Exeter workshop has been the first opportunity for the GOV operational groups to meet and share plans regarding biogeochemical applications of operational oceanography.


Main workshop objectives:

The overall objective of the workshop was to review the progress made in the various groups over the past 3-5 years in terms of operational biogeochemistry/ecosystem modelling, monitoring and prediction. More specific objectives included:

  1. Investigate the impact of physical data assimilation on the coupling with biogeochemical and ecosystem model components ;
  2. Address bio-physical feedbacks and impacts of biological activity on heat and sea-ice fluxes ;
  3. Assess the value (and potential benefit) of operational oceanography products for biogeochemical/ecosystem applications ;
  4. Initiate discussions to identify the main sources, limits and timescales of predictability for marine ecosystems;


Expected attendance:

  • All MEP-TT members
  • Representatives from other TTs, espacially the Observing System Evaluation Task Team
  • Representatives from all national groups involved in GOV as well as their close collaborators in the field of the MEP-TT
  • GODAE OceanView Project Office representatives


Suggested contents and format:

  • Plenary presentations in scope with the workshop objectives as described above ;
  • Round table discussions and brainstorming sessions
  • The workshop delivered a report with the main outcome of the workshop, as well as an outline of the TT activities to be developed in synergy between the different groups until 2013.

For further question about the workshop please contact the workshop organisers/MEP-TT co-chairs (Pierre Brasseur or Rosa Barciela) or the project office.