The challenge will address the changes over the past 5, 10, 50 and 100 years (if possible) of the:
- The change in temperature at surface, mid- water and sea-bottom;
- Limits of extent of sea ice coverage;
- Range of three most abundant species of phytoplankton;
- One of the important objectives is to disseminate the analysed data thought the Black Sea checkpoint Portal.
The workflow is made of three major activities:
Activity 1: to search for upstream data to meet challenge requirements
- Satellite data
- Copernicus Marine Core Service
- In Situ data and survey campaigns
- Climate indicators (EEA- Reports, OOPC reports, ESA-CCI projects)
Activity 2: to build and analyze data base, produce challenge outputs for GIS use
Activity 3: to deliver checkpoint information, and report assessment in results in the Literature Survey and Data Adequacy Reports.
- Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, USOF, Bulgaria (Leader)
- Institute of oceanology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, IO-BAS, Bulgaria
- National Institute of Marine Research and Development “Grigor Antipa”, NIMRD, Romania
- Euro-Mediterranean Centre of Climate Change, CMCC, Italy
- University of Plymouth, UPL, United Kingdom
- P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, SIO-RAS, Russia
- Which input information is looked for, discoverable ?
The Challenge will collect data from several sources: remote sensing, in-situ, numerical simulations, literature references and historical archives. The main input will be Copernicus-GMES, Emodnet-Thematic, Seadatanet, Fisheries Data Collection Framework, National Databases, International Databases.
- Are data sets accessible ?
The Challenge will provide information on the data availability in a standardized way plus terms of access and use.
- How appropriate for use are the data ?
The Challenge will provide information on the data appropriateness in standardized way plus descriptive text of strengths and weakness regarding the appropriateness of upstream data used. It will include a rationale for non selection of unused input data.
The Climate Challenge products will include:
- Spatial data layers (maps) for the past 10, 50 and 100 years for:
- Average annual temperature with confidence limits;
- Average extent of sea ice coverage.
- Time plots for:
- Average annual temperature (surface, mid-water column and bottom) with confidence limits;
- Average annual internal energy with confidence limits;
- Total ice cover in sea over past 100 years;
- Abundance of three most abundant species of phytoplankton.
- Inputs to the WP13 portal construction.
- A list of data sources used and data providers, including primary data producers as well as intermediaries (e.g., GMES, EMODnet).
- A summary of efforts meeting the challenge: collecting the data, processing the data into suitable for analysis and analysis of the data.
- A summary of lessons learned, gaps in data, information and knowledge and usefulness of the data for the needs of various end-users.
- Web portal material with display of maps, trends and downloading.