The Eastern Mediterranean Sea (EMS) is one of the most rapidly changing ocean basins on our planet, impacted by both climate change and extensive anthropogenic pressures.

The overarching aim of the Helmholtz International Laboratory ‘Eastern Mediterranean Sea as a model for Future Ocean Research (EMS FORE)’ is to use the EMS, from coastal to deep ocean, as a natural laboratory to gain mechanistic and quantitative understanding of biogeochemical and ecosystem transitions of a future (sub)tropical ocean (covering 40% of global ocean) affected by global warming and other anthropogenic pressures.

EMS-FORE is a partnership between GEOMAR and the University of Haifa.

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