Research Axis 2 – Global change – Ocean – Marine ecosystems Interactions
In order to characterise the impact of climate change over marine ecosystems, physico-biogeochemico-biological coupled models need to be improved on different scales, from sub-meso to basin scales. Modelling this coupling is a real challenge around which teams from Research Axis 2 join forces. A new approach lies on a) studying key processes that control physical and biological response of continental margins and b) developing proxies to analyse past climate variability in marine environment from bio structures such as shells (from which daily temperature variations may be obtained for instance).
Institutions involved : Ifremer, European Institute of Marine Science (IUEM), Biological Station of Roscoff (SBR), the French Hydrographic and Oceanographic Naval Service (SHOM), and the Institute for Research and Development (IRD Centre of Brittany).
Coordinators : Laurent Mémery (IUEM - UMR 6539) and Pascale Lherminier / Fabienne Gaillard (Ifremer)