Objectives

Assess eutrophication evolution in the Mediterranean Sea over the last decade based on available historical remote and in situ information of eutrophication indicators.

Methodology

Freely online available data in public datasets of eutrophication indicators from the last decade was searched and collected to assess Mediterranean Sea eutrophication.

Eutrophication indicators or variables allowing estimating indicators were: surface chlorophyll pigment concentrations, nitrate, phosphate and dissolved oxygen concentrations, along with sea surface temperature and salinity.

Maps of chlorophyll concentration seasonal climatologies and trend, along with maps of average TRIX indices and TRIX trend were created.

Data covering the last two decades were processed only when data for the (target) last decade were limited and prevented estimating trends.

methodology_Marine_Environment

Data Sources

  • Sea surface satellite-derived chlorophyll pigment concentration in the water column (from Marine Copernicus).
  • Sea surface in-situ nitrate, phosphate and dissolved oxygen concentrations along with temperature and salinity data (from Emodnet, NOAA, Perseus FP7 project and MedAtlas).

Browse Data Source

Targeted Products

Name of Targeted product Short description Format
MEDSEA_CH6_Product_1 Maps of seasonal Chlorophyll (UNITS: mg/m3) from L4 satellite ocean color data FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS (2005-2014) shapefile
Full description and quality information: http://dx.doi.org/10.12770/6eae059d-497c-4208-9187-b9e74bca5ee5
MEDSEA_CH6_Product_2 Map of Chlorophyll trends (UNITS: mg/m3/year) from L4 satellite ocean color data FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS (2005-2014) shapefile
Full description and quality information: http://dx.doi.org/10.12770/faa5f13e-6840-4447-97ed-d37567b50922
MEDSEA_CH6_Product_3 Map of seasonal “eutrophication algorithm/indicator” from in situ data and FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS. shapefile
Full description and quality information: http://dx.doi.org/10.12770/2b7e5cda-4953-492a-ae30-857f277efda2
MEDSEA_CH6_Product_4 Map of trends of “eutrophication algorithm/indicator” from in situ data and FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS shapefile
Full description and quality information: http://dx.doi.org/10.12770/df305b0a-ca6e-4dc3-87e6-3b1f62b1d513

 

Final Challenge ReportMedSea Checkpoint Challenge 6 (Marine Environment): Description of Targeted Products, the methodology and the expert evaluation of fitness for purposeHow to Cite: “Cruzado, A., Bahamon, N., Falcini, F., Sammartino, M., & Simoncelli, S. (2017). EMODnet MedSea CheckPoint Challenge 6 (Marine Environment) Report. European Marine Observation and Data Network. https://doi.org/10.25423/cmcc/medsea_checkpoint_challenge6

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

Team Involved

Antonio Cruzado (Oceans.cat), Nixon Bahamon (Oceans.cat) ,Federico Falcini (CNR)