MEDSEA

MEDiterranean Sea Acidification in a changing climate

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA 

 Organization address address: Campus UAB -BELLATERRA- s/n
city: CERDANYOLA DEL VALLES
postcode: 8193

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Patrizia
Cognome: Ziveri
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 93 5812974
Fax: +34 93 5813331

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Spain [ES]
 Totale costo 4˙824˙146 €
 EC contributo 3˙490˙169 €
 Programma FP7-ENVIRONMENT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Environment (including Climate Change)
 Code Call FP7-ENV-2010
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-02-01   -   2014-07-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

 Organization address address: Campus UAB -BELLATERRA- s/n
city: CERDANYOLA DEL VALLES
postcode: 8193

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Patrizia
Cognome: Ziveri
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 93 5812974
Fax: +34 93 5813331

ES (CERDANYOLA DEL VALLES) coordinator 858˙708.50
2    UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

 Organization address address: Place Jussieu 4
city: PARIS
postcode: 75252

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Stéphanie
Cognome: Rossard
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 1 44279712
Fax: +33 1 44277484

FR (PARIS) participant 284˙200.00
3    HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

 Organization address address: 46,7th avenue Athens-Sounio, (Mavro Lithari)
city: ANAVISSOS ATTIKI
postcode: 19013

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Euripides
Cognome: Papadopoulos
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 22910 76413
Fax: +30 22910 76323

EL (ANAVISSOS ATTIKI) participant 278˙328.75
4    ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE

 Organization address address: Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
city: SGONICO-TRIESTE
postcode: 34010

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Cosimo
Cognome: Solidoro
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0402140315
Fax: +39 0402140315

IT (SGONICO-TRIESTE) participant 247˙369.69
5    UNIVERSITE DE PERPIGNAN

 Organization address address: AVENUE PAUL ALDUY 52
city: PERPIGNAN
postcode: 66860

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Aurélie
Cognome: Bineau
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 4 68661784
Fax: +33 4 68662246

FR (PERPIGNAN) participant 219˙946.00
6    ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ- ZENTRUM FUER POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG

 Organization address address: Am Handelshafen 12
city: BREMERHAVEN
postcode: 27570

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Catherine
Cognome: Audebert
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 471 4831 1339
Fax: +49 471 4831 1149

DE (BREMERHAVEN) participant 214˙728.14
7    PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY

 Organization address address: Prospect Place, The Hoe
city: PLYMOUTH
postcode: PL1 3DH

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: David
Cognome: Loynes
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1752 633123
Fax: +44 1752 633101

UK (PLYMOUTH) participant 206˙245.52
8    AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

 Organization address address: CALLE SERRANO 117
city: MADRID
postcode: 28006

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Eusebio
Cognome: Jiménez Arroyo
Email: send email
Telefono: 34915668852
Fax: 34915668913

ES (MADRID) participant 202˙362.52
9    COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

 Organization address address: RUE LEBLANC 25
city: PARIS 15
postcode: 75015

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Muriel
Cognome: Boyer
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 1 69 08 96 95
Fax: +33 1 69 08 77 16

FR (PARIS 15) participant 194˙246.17
10    BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
city: RAMAT GAN
postcode: 52900

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Moshe
Cognome: Salomon
Email: send email
Telefono: 972353000000
Fax: 97236353277

IL (RAMAT GAN) participant 191˙520.00
11    UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH

 Organization address address: DRAKE CIRCUS
city: PLYMOUTH
postcode: PL4 8AA

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: John
Cognome: Martin
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 0 1752588931
Fax: +44 0 1752588987

UK (PLYMOUTH) participant 184˙776.94
12    CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEO SUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI SCARL

 Organization address address: VIA A IMPERATORE 16
city: LECCE
postcode: 73100

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Giulia
Cognome: Galluccio
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 02 5203 6945
Fax: +39 02 520 36946

IT (LECCE) participant 170˙900.00
13    CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE SCIENZE DEL MARE

 Organization address address: PIAZZALE FLAMINIO 9
city: ROMA
postcode: 196

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Antonio
Cognome: Mazzola
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 091 23862876
Fax: +39 091 6100278

IT (ROMA) participant 115˙765.20
14    National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries

 Organization address address: Kasr El-Ainy Street 101
city: Cairo
postcode: 101

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Mouhamed
Cognome: Sheradah
Email: send email
Telefono: 227921339
Fax: 2034283048

EG (Cairo) participant 44˙507.93
15    INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE HALIEUTIQUE

 Organization address address: RUE TIZNIT 2
city: CASABLANCA
postcode: 20000

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Abdelfattah
Cognome: Assabir
Email: send email
Telefono: +212 522 220244
Fax: +212 522 266967

MA (CASABLANCA) participant 44˙306.10
16    SFAX UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: "ROUTE DE L'AEROPORT km 0,5"
city: SFAX
postcode: 3029

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Nejib
Cognome: Kallel
Email: send email
Telefono: 21674276400
Fax: 21674274437

TN (SFAX) participant 32˙257.93

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Increases of atmospheric CO2 and associated decreases in seawater pH and carbonate ion concentration this century and beyond are likely to have wide impacts on marine ecosystems including those of the Mediterranean Sea. Consequences of this process, ocean acidification, threaten the health of the Mediterranean, adding to other anthropogenic pressures, including those from climate change. Yet in comparison to other areas of the world ocean, there has been no concerted effort to study Mediterranean acidification, which is fundamental to the social and economic conditions of more than 130 million people living along its coastlines and another 175 million who visit the region each year. The MedSeA project addresses ecologic and economic impacts from the combined influences of anthropogenic acidification and warming, while accounting for the unique characteristics of this key region. MedSeA will forecast chemical, climatic, ecological-biological, and socio-economical changes of the Mediterranean driven by increases in CO2 and other greenhouse gases, while focusing on the combined impacts of acidification and warming on marine shell and skeletal building, productivity, and food webs. We will use an interdisciplinary approach involving biologists, earth scientists, and economists, through observations, experiments, and modelling. These experts will provide science-based projections of Mediterranean acidification under the influence of climate change as well as associated economic impacts. Projections will be based on new observations of chemical conditions as well as new observational and experimental data on the responses of key organisms and ecosystems to acidification and warming, which will be fed into existing ocean models that have been improved to account for the Mediterranean´s fine-scale features. These scientific advances will allow us to provide the best advice to policymakers who must develop regional strategies for adaptation and mitigation.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Acidification of the oceans due to increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and associated decreases in seawater pH levels will have a wide impact on marine ecosystems. Although this process, together with human activities, threatens the well-being of the Mediterranean Sea, it has not been studied in detail and it is too complex to be adequately resolved in global-scale climate and ocean biogeochemical models.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

The http://medsea-project.eu/ (MEDSEA) (Mediterranean Sea acidification in a changing climate) project was established to plug the knowledge gap. The initiative examined the impacts of acidification. on this unique and highly populated region. The goal was to forecast chemical, climatic, biological and socioeconomic changes driven by increases in atmospheric CO2 and consequent changes in sea water carbonate chemistry.

Researchers focused on the combined impacts of acidification and warming of the Mediterranean both related to the increase in greenhouse gases on organisms that are unique or endemic to the Mediterranean Sea, major contributors to habitat building, and/or ecological function, or species of economic value in the region.

The regional vulnerabilities alter the capacity of coastal and marine systems to provide ecosystem services and consequently affect economic activities and human welfare. Projections were based on new observations of chemical conditions together with new observational and experimental data on the responses of these key organisms and ecosystems to the changing marine environment.

This information was fed into physical-chemical ocean models that were improved to account for the Mediterranean's fine-scale features. The resulting data was used to provide the best scientific advice to policymakers developing regional strategies for adaptation and mitigation.

Marine environmental protection and new knowledge of marine ecosystems is now a key part of the EU's latest research framework programme, Horizon 2020. The MEDSEA project set up an Mediterranean Reference User Group, which was instrumental in disseminating information related to acidification.

Furthermore, one of the main project goals was to engage with society at large in the fight against ocean acidification. To achieve this, the team targeted increased awareness, social activities and events, and the dissemination of key data on socially and economically sensitive topics.

The sectors most affected include fisheries, aquaculture and tourism. Therefore, seafood producers and harvesters, local authorities and sports divers participated in questionnaires and fieldwork developed by project partners.

Knowledge gained through MEDSEA work is of both regional and global importance. It will support negotiation for more stringent regulation and a suitable response to the challenges of climate change and warming by making the issue a top priority for all levels of governance.

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