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Global Soil Organic Carbon Database (at 30 arcsec)

John Latham, Freddy Nachergaele, Henry Matieu, Rodrigo Vargas, Sergio Noce, Monia Santini, Antonio Bombelli & Tommaso Chiti
The most of the global organic carbon is stored in the forest soil. The large quantity of CO2 emitted from soil is a consequence of land use change, both through human activities (e.g. agriculture) or natural hazards (e.g. flooding, landslides, erosion). A net carbon loss from soils adds to the increase in the atmospheric CO2 concentration, probably leading to higher global temperatures. On the other hand, a net soil CO2 sequestration could help to mitigate...

EMODnet MedSea CheckPoint Challenge 2 (Marine Protected Areas) Report

Sofia Reizopoulou, Chara Kyriakidou, Isidora Katara, Isidora Katara, Marianna Giannoulaki & Simona Simoncelli
This report presents an overview of the Targeted Products of the Challenge 2 (Marine Protected Areas). It describes the methodology used to develop the products and attempts to answer some of the primary questions regarding the adequacy and representativity of the Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas-Fisheries Restricted Areas network.

European Earth System Modelling for Climate Services - Policy Brief n°1

Mauro Buonocore, Silvio Gualdi & Ralf Döscher
Earth System Modelling and Climate Services, Earth System Modelling for Climate Projections, Climate Predictions and Future Challenges, The Downscaling Effort: Climate Modelling Goes Regional, Refinement Techniques, From Science to Society.

EMODnet MedSea CheckPoint Second Data Adequacy Report

Nadia Pinardi, Simona Simoncelli, Emanuela Clementi, Giuseppe Manzella, Eric Moussat, Erwann Quimbert, Frederique Blanc, Guillaume Valladeau, George Galanis, George Kallos, Platon Patlakas, Sofia Reizopoulou, Chara Kyriakidou, Isidora Katara, Dora Kouvada, Nikos Skoulikidis, Lluis Gomez-Pujol, Joan Vallespir, David March, Joaquin Tintore, Gianna Fabi, Giuseppe Scarcella, Anna Nora Tassetti, Fabio Raicich, Antonio Cruzado … & Stavros Stylianou
The second Mediterranean Data Adequacy Report (DAR) is completing the development of concepts and methodologies initiated in the Literature Review and in the first Data Adequacy Report. The aim of this DAR is to document the reliability and utility of the existing monitoring system at the sea basin level and it identifies the gaps, prioritizing them. This DAR describes the final methodological approach for the MedSea Checkpoint based upon ISO and INSPIRE principles and the...

EMODnet MedSea CheckPoint Challenge 7 (River Inputs) Report

Nikos Skoulikidis, Dora Kouvada, Nektarios Kalaitzakis, Federico Falcini & Simona Simoncelli
This report provides an overview of the targeted products of Challenge 7 (River Inputs), and describes the method applied to produce them. It also attempts to answer some primary questions about the "adequacy" of the input data.

Annex 3 to the Second DAR: Statistics of Availability indicators

Vladyslav Lyubartsev, Giuseppe Manzella, Nadia Pinardi & Simona Simoncelli
The Annex 3 is providing the analysis of availability indicators for all P02 characteristics by challenge. This assessment is done on the entire Mediterranean Sea metadatabase, not only for the selected input data sets chosen to make the Challenge products. The input data sources selected for each P02 characteristics in the Challenges are different and can have different availability indicators.

Annex 5 to the Second DAR: Expert evaluation of Targeted Products

Simona Simoncelli, George Kallos, Sofia Reizopoulou, Lluis Gomez-Pujol, Gianna Fabi, Antonio Cruzado & Dora Kouvada
Annex 5 presents the expert evaluation of Targeted Product quality and gaps in the input data sets.

EMODnet MedSea CheckPoint Challenge 4 (Climate and Coastal Protection) Report

Lluis Gomez-Pujol, Joan Vallespir, David March, Joaquin Tintore, Rita Lecci, Antonio Bonaduce, Fabio Raicich, Guillaume Valladeau & Simona Simoncelli
The document summarizes the tasks developed by the Climate and Coast Protection challenge as part of the MedSea Checkpoint Project. The report describes the methods developed for generating each targeted product requested by the contract tender. It specifies the main characteristics of the datasets, the main gaps in them and the problems associated with their use.

EMODnet MedSea CheckPoint Challenge 1 (Wind Farm Siting) Report

George Kallos, George Galanis, Platon Patlakas, Christina Kalogeri, Jean-Francois Filipot, Rui Duarte & Simona Simoncelli
The primary aim of the wind farm siting challenge is to assess whether the currently available data on the Mediterranean Sea are appropriate for the preliminary assessment required to identify potential new farm sites. A variety of factors are considered to be important for wind farm siting. These factors include the natural resources data that can be used to define the energy potential of the area and the local climatic characteristics, and the intense anthropogenic...

Social vulnerability to climate change in European cities - state of play in policy and practice

Margaretha Breil, Clare Downing, Aleksandra Kazmierczak, Kirsi Mäkinen & Linda Romanovska

Annex 4 to the Second DAR: Statistics of Appropriateness indicators

Giuseppe Manzella, Nadia Pinardi, Vladyslav Lyubartsev & Simona Simoncelli
Annex 4 presents the details of the appropriateness indicators described in Annex 2. The indicators will be analysed as a function of Challenges and P02 characteristic categories.

EMODnet MedSea CheckPoint Literature Survey

Eric Moussat, Nadia Pinardi, Giuseppe Manzella, Emanuela Clementi, Joaquin Tintore, Lluis Gomez-Pujol, Gianna Fabi, Giuseppe Scarcella, Stefania Sparnocchia, Fabio Raicich, Federico Falcini & Sofia Reizopoulou
The EMODnet Mediterranean Sea (MedSea) Checkpoint Literature Survey was carried out from January to September 2014 in order to answer the following questions: is there an overview of data appropriateness and availability? Can any statement of fitness for purpose be made? This Literature Survey summarizes the first substantial attempt to classify the input data sets existing at the Mediterranean Sea level and it explains a methodological framework for the nomenclature, metadata collection and the result...

EMODnet MedSea CheckPoint Challenge 5 (Fisheries Management) Report

Gianna Fabi, Giuseppe Scarcella, Anna Nora Tassetti, Carmen Ferra', Giulio Pellini, Antonello Sala, Emilio Notti, Fabrizio Moro, Jacopo Pulcinella & Simona Simoncelli
The targeted products were divided in two main tasks, based on the Challenge 5 Objectives: TASK 1) fishery datasets of fish landings, discard and by-catch (ETP species) for assessing the quality, extracting the synergies and identifying the gaps in the fishery data collection systems in the Mediterranean Sea; TASK 2) maps showing the extent of the trawling fishing grounds in order to identify the areas that have been most disturbed by bottom trawling and the...

Annex 1 to the Literature Survey

Eric Moussat
This document review the literature and describes the elements used for the classification of the upstream data needed by the challenges and the template 2 to be used by the challenge partners to collect them.

Annex 2 to the Second DAR: Appropriateness Indicator Definitions

Giuseppe Manzella, Nadia Pinardi, Eric Moussat & Simona Simoncelli
This Annex presents the Quality Elements (QE) composing the appropriateness indicators and the indicator of “Fitness for Use” for the input data sets. After a list of Targeted products is presented, the appropriateness methodology is introduced followed by the description of the chosen ISO Quality Elements.

EMODnet MedSea CheckPoint Challenge 3 (Oil Platform Leaks) Report

Simona Simoncelli, George Zodiatis & Nadia Pinardi
This document illustrates the EMODnet Oil Platform Leaks (OPL) Bulletin, which is the Targeted Product of Challenge 3. The EMODnet OPL Bulletin simulates the fate and transport of oil leaks from platforms. The oil movement from the platform is simulated for a week after the release and the bulletin can be updated at the customer’s request. Possible impacts on the coasts are also considered. The EMODnet OPL Bulletin is issued every time a request arrives...

Annex 2 to the Literature Survey

Eric Moussat
This annex gives the definition of the SeaDataNet categories of characteristics in use in the First Data Adequacy Report (DAR1).

Annex 1 to the Second DAR: Metadatabase contents and statistics

Vladyslav Lyubartsev, Simona Simoncelli, Giuseppe Manzella, Eric Moussat, Erwann Quimbert & Nadia Pinardi
The Mediterranean CheckPoint metadatabase presently contains information about 47 different characteristic categories(P02 vocabulary), 23 P03 group of characteristics, 266 data sets descriptors, covering16 INSPIRE themes (over a total of 34) and 6 environmental matrices. The input data sets metadatabase is accessible at: http://www.emodnet-mediterranean.eu/browser/

EMODnet MedSea CheckPoint Challenge 6 (Marine Environment) Report

Antonio Cruzado, Nixon Bahamon, Federico Falcini, Michela Sammartino & Simona Simoncelli
This report provides an overview of the targeted products of Challenge 6 (Marine Environment) and describes the methodology we used to produce them. It also attempts to answer some primary “adequacy” questions.

Annex 3 to the Literature Survey

Eric Moussat
This annex gives the list of the upstream data sources identified by the seven challenges of the MEDSEA Checkpoint project organised by environmental matrix, by group of SeaDataNet categories of characteristics (P03 list), by categories of characteristics (P02 list) and by characteristic (with the corresponding SDN P01 code and definition when available).

EMODnet MedSea CheckPoint First Data Adequacy Report

Giuseppe Manzella, Nadia Pinardi, Antonio Guarnieri, Michela De Dominicis, Eric Moussat, Erwann Quimbert, Julien Meillon, Frederique Blanc, Vincent Claverie, George Kallos, Chara Kyriakidou, Lluis Gomez-Pujol, Giuseppe Scarcella, Antonio Cruzado & Federico Falcini
EMODnet MedSea CheckPoint aims to document the quality assessment of the existing monitoring system at the sea basin level, by developing fitness for use indicators to show the appropriateness and availability of monitoring data for the production of Challenge targeted products. There are seven Challenges: Wind Farm Siting (CH1), Marine Protected Areas (CH2), Oil spill Platform Leaks (CH3), Climate and Coastal Protection (CH4), Fisheries (CH5), Marine Environment (CH6) and Rivers (CH7). The assessment will help...

Adaptation policies and knowledge base in transnational regions in Europe

Emiliano Ramieri, Margaretha Breil, Sergio Castellari, Elisa Calliari, Wolfgang Lexer & Stefan Fronzek

Registration Year

  • 2017
  • 2018

Resource Types

  • Text

Data Centers

  • CMCC Foundation - Ocean Predictions and Applications Division
  • Fondazione CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici