The scope of this challenge is to check the fitness for use of the current available marine datasets to compute the change of key ocean characteristics over past 10 to 100 years, temperature, internal energy, ice coverage and phytoplankton abundance (top three species), or to indicate gaps in the current EU data collection framework.

This activity of the EU BlackSea checkpoint project (DG MARE contract n° EASME/EMFF/2014/1.3.1.3/LOT4/SI2.709436) has been executed during the 2015-2018 period of time. The methodology used is identical to all challenges.

  • Perform a literature survey to identify state of the art activities related to the use case and clarify the landscape of monitoring data covering the BlackSea,
  • Specify needs for production and realize the product,
  • Evaluate the adequacy of monitoring data, that is the availability and appropriateness.

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The team participating in the challenge is:

Eighteen products have been requested by the call. The products are listed and accessible from the table given below. All products are representative of the December 2017 status.

 

Number Name and  Specification of product Access to product Confidence limits
Product 01 Map of the change of the average temperature over 2006-2015 period (10 years) – At surface GIS viewing

[unit: °C, °C/year and °C/decade]
Excellent: The product meets well the objectives specified by the challenge (see our appropriateness criteria, at the bottom of the page)
Product 02 Map of the change of the average temperature over 2006-2015 period (10 years) – At mid water column (500m) GIS viewing

[unit: °C, °C/year and °C/decade]
Excellent: The product meets well the objectives specified by the challenge (see our appropriateness criteria, at the bottom of the page)
Product 03  Map of the change of the average temperature over 2006-2015 period (10 years) – At sea bottom (1500m) GIS viewing

[unit: °C, °C/year and °C/decade]
Excellent: The product meets well the objectives specified by the challenge (see our appropriateness criteria, at the bottom of the page)
Product 04 Map of the change of the average temperature over 50 years – At surface The product is not covered because input data are not available Inadequate: Impossible to produce or fails to meet all the objectives (not usable) (see our product description)
Product 05 Map of the change of the average temperature over 50 years – At mid water column (500m) The product is not covered because input data are not available Inadequate: Impossible to produce or fails to meet all the objectives (not usable) (see our product description)
Product 06 Map of the change of the average temperature over 50 years – At sea bottom (1500m) The product is not covered because input data are not available Inadequate: Impossible to produce or fails to meet all the objectives (not usable) (see our product description)
Product 07 Map of the change of the annual mean temperature over 100 years – At surface The product is not covered because input data are not available Inadequate: Impossible to produce or fails to meet all the objectives (not usable) (see our product description)
Product 08 Map of the change of the average temperature over 100 years – At mid water column (500m) The product is not covered because input data are not available Inadequate: Impossible to produce or fails to meet all the objectives (not usable) (see our product description)
Product 09 Map of the change of the average temperature over 100 years – At sea bottom (1500m) The product is not covered because input data are not available Inadequate: Impossible to produce or fails to meet all the objectives (not usable) (see our product description)
Product 10 Map of the average extent of sea ice coverage over 2006-2015 period (10 years) GIS viewing

[unit: %]
Excellent: The product meets well the objectives specified by the challenge (see our appropriateness criteria, at the bottom of the page)
Product 11 Map of the average extent of sea ice coverage over 50 years The product is not covered because input data are not available Inadequate: Impossible to produce or fails to meet all the objectives (not usable) (see our product description)
Product 12 Map of the average extent of sea ice coverage over 100 years The product is not covered because input data are not available Inadequate: Impossible to produce or fails to meet all the objectives (not usable) (see our product description
Product 13 Time series of average temperature – At surface Excel file

[unit: degrees Celsius]
Good: The product meets more than 50% of the objectives specified by the challenge (see our appropriateness criteria, at the bottom of the page)
Product 14 Time series of average temperature – At mid water column (500 m) Excel file

[unit: degrees Celsius]
Limited: The product fails in most aspects to meet the objectives but meets some.  (see our appropriateness criteria, at the bottom of the page)
Product 15 Time series of average temperature – At sea bottom (1500 m) Excel file

[unit: degrees Celsius]
Limited: The product fails in most aspects to meet the objectives but meets some.  (see our appropriateness criteria, at the bottom of the page)
Product 16 Time series of average annual internal energy Excel file

[unit: ˚C.m, J]
 Limited: The product fails in most aspects to meet the objectives but meets some.  (see our appropriateness criteria, at the bottom of the page)
Product 17 Time series of total ice cover in the sea over past 100 years Excel file

[unit: km2]
Limited: The product fails in most aspects to meet the objectives but meets some.  (see our appropriateness criteria, at the bottom of the page)
Product 18 Time series of the abundance of three most abundant species of phytoplankton Excel file

[unit: Abundance –cell number,%]
Good: The product meets more than 50% of the objectives specified by the challenge (see our appropriateness criteria, at the bottom of the page)

Discover here the three groups of characteristics and the related environmental domains, Biota-biology and Marine water, as well as data providers

  • Read our expert evaluation report to get feedback on the appropriateness of upstream data used in product realization,
  • And read integrated reports to find out all our assessment feedback on the project checkpoint
    • The Literature Survey: to discover all upstream data and possible uses
    • The first Data Adequacy Report to get feedback on the stress test on availability* of all referenced data sets
    • The second data Adequacy report for full feedback on availability and appropriateness of all used data sets, of all challenges.

The EMODnet Black Sea Checkpoint practical outputs are the results of the assessment exercise carried out by the so-called “challenges” specified by the call for tenders n° MARE/2014/09 aiming at determining how well the input data from the observing and monitoring systems existing at the sea basin scale fit the user needs to develop them.

This product and any resultant data produced is a consequence of these tests and provided on an “as is” basis. The information contained in the data products and in the descriptions (metadata) of the input data and of the data products making use of them is believed to be trustworthy. However, its completeness, consistency, accuracy, and usability cannot be guaranteed.   Whilst every effort has been made to ensure its reliability within the limits of present knowledge, no responsibility can be accepted by those involved in its compilation or publication for any consequential loss or damage arising from its use.

The producer disclaims any and all warranties, conditions, or representations (express, implied, oral or written), relating to the Product or any part thereof, including, without limitation, any and all implied warranties of quality, performance, suitability or fitness for a particular purpose to the full extent permitted by law. The Producer accepts no liability for loss suffered or incurred as a result of reliance on the Product or any output of its use. The Producer shall not be liable for any economic loss, loss of profit, loss of business or contract, depletion of goodwill or otherwise, in each case whether direct, or indirect or any indirect loss whatsoever (howsoever caused) including loss or damage suffered as a result of an action brought by any person which arise out of or in connection with the use of the Product or inability to use the Product.