FUTURO - Future of Tropical Upwelling Regions in the Atlantic Ocean

A multi-scale, year-round, multidisciplinary observational campaign in the tropical North Atlantic upwelling system

Existing observations are insufficient for models to make more robust projections, this is because physical, chemical and biological components of the system have not been studied in a synergistic and mechanistic way, and existing observational campaigns have largely been snapshots in space and time within systems that are highly dynamic on multiple time scales. Ultimately, this uncertainty threatens adequate adaptation of legal and economic regimes for the sustainable exploitation of upwelling systems.

To address these shortcomings, GEOMAR colleagues of an Initiative Atlantic Ocean Upwelling propose to conduct a multi-scale, multidisciplinary, year-round observational campaign in the 2024-2026 time-frame in the eastern boundary upwelling system (EBUS) of the tropical North Atlantic. The integration of socio-economic and socio-political surveys into the study by the colleagues from the Center for Ocean and Society at Kiel Marine Science at Kiel University will accomplish the data setting. We are looking forward to expand the network for conducting such a campaign. A key component in the project will be the engagement of the West African nations in the region. We are looking forward to expand the network for conducting such a campaign. A key component in the project would be the engagement of the West African nations in the region. 

 

Some of the big questions that such an activity like the year-long study will be addressing:

  • Future of fishing in upwelling areas Ocean
  • Climate nexus in upwelling regions
  • Marine spatial planning and economic opportunities
  • Multi Stressors on Marine Biodiversity
  • GeoHazards and sea floor exploration
  • Future of fishing in upwelling areas


Interested to join the network?
Contact us: futuro-campaign@geomar.de

 

 

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