Convener: Gianmaria Sannino | Co-conveners: Arthur CapetECSECS, Vanessa Cardin, Alejandro Orfila, Katrin Schroeder
| Attendance Mon, 04 May, 16:15–18:00 (CEST)

The session would like to overview recent developments and understanding, by observations and modelling, of the Southern European Seas (SES) general circulation, physical processes, biogeochemical interactions and their ecosystems. Themes of particular interest are: - Interaction of scales and processes in the SES: hydrodynamic and ecosystem interactions at multiple temporal and spatial scales (down to submesoscale), coastal processes and shelf-to-open sea interactions, straits dynamics, ocean response to atmospheric forcing, impact of environmental conditions on ecosystem functions from local to regional scales; - Assessing, understanding and predicting the potential impact of climate change in the SES: long term trends, occurrence of extreme events, development of downscaled models at basin and regional scales, novel approaches to model marine ecosystems, ecosystem functions and biodiversity; - Integrated Observing System in the SES: development of new sensors, scale of interests, development of advanced methodologies for upscaling local information, new satellite products, processes that need to be monitored, identification of data gaps (eg. observing system experiments); - Operational Oceanographic products in the SES: merging of observations and modelling products, downstream products development in the framework of the Mediterranean Sea Oceanography Network for GOOS (MONGOOS). Production and use of services for continuously advance in the scientific understanding and technological development in support to sustainable Blue Growth, SDGs implementation.
- Science-based Integrated management of the SES: support to Marine Spatial Planning and deployment of Marine Protected Areas , scenario studies, mapping of anthropogenic pressures, habitat and ecosystem services, potential support for nature-based solutions and/or sustainable exploitation of marine resource.

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Attendance time: Monday, 04 May 16:15–18:00
- During the attendance time we will discuss the displays following the Topic Order shown below (download session material for more details):

Basin-scale dynamics, water-masses and exchanges - (16.17-17.00)

D2828: New insights on bottom water flows crossing a marine sill under periodic or impulsive perturbations: an application to the Sicily Channel sill (Central Mediterranean Sea). Ettore Salusti

D2811: Fe isotope and Fe speciation study of water column redox dynamics during Eastern Mediterranean sapropel events S5 and S7. Alan Matthews

D2832: Impact of changes in rivers inputs during the last decades on the biogeochemistry of the eastern Mediterranean basin. Remi Pagès

D2823: Trends and interconnections of physical parameters in the upper layer of the Mediterranean Sea. Milena Menna

D2824: Analysis of specific water masses transports in the Western Mediteranean in the MEDRYS1V2 twenty-one-year reanalysis. Quentin-Boris Barral

D2818: Basin scale dissolved oxygen interannual variability of the Mediterranean Sea: Analysis of long-term observations. Apostolia-Maria Mavropoulou

Coastal Dynamics & Societal Concerns - (17.00-17.25)

D2833: Coastal climatology of the North-Western Mediterranean area for long-term and short-term risk assessment. Carlo Brandini

D2809: A new estimation of water and nutrients (N & P) discharge to the Mediterranean Sea from the LPJmL model: modelling the dynamics of the land-sea nutrient transfer. Mohammed Ayache

D2810: Mediterranean Marine heatwaves: On the comparison of the physical drivers behind the 2003 and 2015 events. Sofia Darmaraki

D2813: Coastal groundwater stable isotope composition as predictor and measure of marine pollution. Diana Mance

D2826: Modelling sediment resuspension and transport induced by ships propellers in ports – the study case of the Port of Genoa. Antonio Guarnieri

D2831: Circulation patterns and eutrophication phenomena in the Thermaikos Gulf. Yannis N. Krestenitis

Observing Systems & Specific Processes - (17.25-18.00)
D2806: Multiplatform analysis of a large anticyclonic eddy in the Algero-Provencal basin in 2019. Aida Alvera-Azcarte

D2808: New insights into nutrients dynamics and the carbonate system using a neural network approach in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Fourrier

D2816: The South Adriatic observatory: towards a multidisciplinary seafloor and water column research infrastructure. Leonardo Langone

D2819: A new multidisciplinary observatory in the Eastern Ligurian Sea (NW Mediterranean Sea): a combination of deep-sea and coastal measurements. Tiziana Ciuffardi

D2817: A neural-based bio-regionalization of the Mediterranean Sea using satellite and Argo-float records. Roy El Hourani

D2825: Mesoscale Activity in the Eastern Mediterranean: Blending Altimetry with in situ observations. Georges Baaklini

- Authors are kindly invited to prepare a 1-2 sentence summary in advance which you can paste in when your display is called up for discussion by the chairman.
- Each display is allowed for 4 minutes

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