This group ensures pull-through of cutting edge model development into operational systems and key applications.
Based on the National Partnership for Ocean Prediction’s mission to promote the application of world-leading marine products and its declared activities, in particular the joint development of actionable model-based products and services, the main objective of this group is to support and ensure the adequate pull-through of cutting edge model development into operational systems and key applications, so to facilitate the link between model developers and model users.
Marine biogeochemical models are invaluable tools to assess the state of marine ecosystems, and how they can change in response of anthropogenic and climatic stressors. They work at all scales, from the global ocean (e.g. assessing impact of the ocean on the climate system), to regional (e.g. quantifying impact of eutrophication in shelf seas) to local (e.g. providing estimate of carrying capacity to aquaculture farmers). They can therefore provide crucial information to regulators and industries to design their activities, integrate monitoring program in a wider context and implement reactive management strategies.
The group provides communication channels for the interaction of developers and users and will build a multidisciplinary community to support the application of ecosystem modelling and their adoption in the decision making process.
Chairs: Yuri Artioli