U.S. GLOBEC

U.S. GLOBal Ocean ECosystems Dynamics

Initiative Type: Projects

Belém Statement Area: Ocean Observation

Initiative Location: United States of America

Time Frame: 1991-Ongoing

Description:

Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics (GLOBEC) is the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) core project responsible for understanding how global change will affect the abundance, diversity and productivity of marine populations. The programme was initiated by SCOR and the IOC of UNESCO in 1991, to understand how global change will affect the abundance, diversity and productivity of marine populations comprising a major component of oceanic ecosystems. The aim of GLOBEC is to advance our understanding of the structure and functioning of the global ocean ecosystem, its major subsystems, and its response to physical forcing so that a capability can be developed to forecast the responses of the marine ecosystem to global change. U.S. GLOBEC Programm includes the Georges Bank / NW Atlantic Programm, the Northeast Pacific Programm and the Southern Ocean Program.

Contact: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, info@bco-dmo.org

Initiative Website: http://www.usglobec.org/