The consortium was recently informed of the funding approval for Phase V. The start date was May 10th and the project will run for an initial 2-year period until May 2025, after which there is a possibility of an automatic extension for another 2 years.
EMODnet has mobilised significant amounts of data on the spatial distribution of macrobenthic taxa throughout European seas. However, because these communities are not regularly, systematically surveyed at these large spatial scales, understanding how they change through time is challenging.
The project reached its end with more data freely and openly available via the portal. Users will be able to access to more than 40 Million occurrence records on various taxa distributed in European Seas and beyon
SMHI has developed a new product to assesses changes in phytoplankton alpha diversity over the past two decades in the greater Baltic Sea area. Time series data of biodiversity can indicate the resilience of an ecosystem to environmental stressors, such as climate change or eutrophication. Monitoring phytoplankton biodiversity is crucial for understanding and safeguarding aquatic ecosystems, predicting and mitigating the impacts of climate change, promoting sustainable fisheries management, and...
Response and effect traits capture essential aspects of species biology and community ecology. Response traits help to understand how species are affected by and respond to environmental changes, while effect traits reveal the impact that species exert on their environment.
The EMOD-network participated in force at the second edition of the International Ocean Data Conference (IODC-II) on 20-21 March 2023 where the recent EMODnet unification of services was presented, together with dialogues on EMODnet’s contribution to FAIR data and the Global Ocean Data Ecosystem, together with its active input to the UN Ocean Decade Data and Information Strategy. EMODnet was also well represented at the 27th session of the International Oceanographic Data and Information...
The partners’ work throughout the Phase is finally being made available for all users. Products covering benthos presence/absence in the European Seas, invasive macroalgae modelling are available for subset and download.