Objectives

The Climate and Coastal Protection Challenge addresses the desk-based database exploration, characterizations and assessment in order to calculate parameters such as annual change in sea temperature, annual sea level rise and sediment mass balance over the Mediterranean basin.

This Challenge will produce:

  • Spatial data layers for sea surface, mid-water and bottom temperature change trend, sea energy change trends and sea level trend for the past 10, 50 and 100 years.
  • Time series for sea surface, mid-water and bottom temperature, sea energy and sea level for the past 10, 50 and 100 years.
  • Report on the existence of datasets, their availability, consistency and resolution for producing sediment mass balance parameters.

Methodology

First, an extensive literature review was carried out to determine the available datasets, their documentation, cost agreements, sources and appropriateness to derive the targeted products, among others. Second, each Challenge partner used the selected datasets to produce the specific parameters related to sea temperature, sea energy, sea-level change or sediment mass balance. Once these parameters have been obtained, spatial data layers and time plots have been produced for both, the sea basin and NUTS3 regions.

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Data Sources

A wide range of data types and sources were identified and reviewed for the challenge. The primary sources of the larger datasets were: PSMSL, CMEMS, AVISO, HADISST or EEA. Additionally a detailed survey contacting National Coastal Agencies and Experts and two scientific literature reviews[JS1]  have been carried out to establish and justify the lack of data on sediment mass balance.

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Targeted Products

Name of Targeted product Short description Format
MEDSEA_CH4_Product_1 Spatial layer of sea temperature trend at the surface (units: degC/year) from observations (HadISST dataset) over periods of 10 (2003 – 2012) years, 50 years (1963-2012) and 100 years (1913-2012). shapefile
MEDSEA_CH4_Product_2 Spatial layer of sea temperature trend at mid-depth and at sea-bottom (units: degC/year) from reanalysis (CMEMS Mediterranean Physics Reanalysis dataset) over period of 10 (2003 – 2012) years. shapefile
MEDSEA_CH4_Product_3 Spatial layer of sea internal energy trend (units: J/m2*year) from reanalysis (CMEMS Mediterranean Physics Reanalysis dataset) over period of 20 (1993 – 2012) years. shapefile
MEDSEA_CH4_Product_4 Spatial layer of sea-level trend (units: mm/yr) from CMCC reconstruction over periods of 50 years (1963 – 2012) and 100 years (1913-2012). shapefile
MEDSEA_CH4_Product_5 Spatial layer of sea-level trend (units: mm/yr) from AVISO reconstruction over period of 10 years (2003 – 2012). shapefile
MEDSEA_CH4_Product_6 Spatial layer of sealevel trend (units: mm/year) from PSMSL tide-gauges over periods of 50 years (1963-2012) and 100 years (1913-2012). shapefile
MEDSEA_CH4_Product_7 Report on Sediment Mass Balance at the Coast from Experts Survey and Scientific Literature Review. pdf
MEDSEA_CH4_Product_8 Time series of annual average sea temperature at the surface (units degC) from observations (HadISST dataset) over periods of 10 (2003 – 2012) years, 50 years (1963-2012) and 100 years (1913-2012). Image
MEDSEA_CH4_Product_9 Time series of annual average sea temperature at mid-depth and at sea-bottom (units: degC) from reanalysis (CMEMS Mediterranean Physics Reanalysis dataset) over period of 10 (2003 – 2012) years image
MEDSEA_CH4_Product_10 Time series of annual average sea internal energy (units: J/m2) from reanalysis (CMEMS Mediterranean Physics Reanalysis dataset) over period of 20 (1993 – 2012) years. image
MEDSEA_CH4_Product_11 Time series of annual average sea-level (units: mm) from CMCC reconstruction over periods of 50 years (1963 – 2012) and 100 years (1913-2012). image
MEDSEA_CH4_Product_12 Time series of annual average sea-level (units: mm) from PSMSL time-gauges over periods of 50 years (1963 – 2012) and 100 years (1913-2012). image
MEDSEA_CH4_Product_13 Time series of annual average sea-level (units: mm) from AVISO satellite altimetry over period of 10 years (2003-2012. image

 

Please contact back-end-medsea-ckpt@cls.fr for further information on products.

Team Involved

Lluís Gómez-Pujol (SOCIB), Joan Vallespir (SOCIB), Joaquin Tintoré (SOCIB), Roland C. Garnier (IH Cantabria), Raúl Medina (IH Cantabria), Mauricio González (IH Cantabria), Antonio Bonaduce (CMCC), Fabio Raicich (CNR), Guillaume Valladeau (CLS), Rita Lecci (CMCC)