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Scope

The scope of this challenge was to check the fitness for use of the available marine data sets to compute the change of key ocean characteristics over past 10 to 100 years, temperature, internal energy, ice coverage and phytoplankton abundance (top three species), or to indicate gaps in the current EU data collection framework.

This activity of the EU BlackSea checkpoint project (DG MARE contract n° EASME/EMFF/2014/1.3.1.3/LOT4/SI2.709436) was executed during the period 2015-2018. The methodology used was identical for all challenges and included:

  • Production of a literature survey to identify state of the art activities related to the use case and clarify the landscape of monitoring data covering the BlackSea,
  • Specification of needs for production and realisation of the product,
  • Evaluation of the adequacy of monitoring data, that is their availability and appropriateness.

The team participating in the challenge is:

  • 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

Products

Eighteen products have been requested by the call. The products are listed and accessible from the table given below. All products are representative of the December 2017 status.

Number Name and  Specification of product Access to product Confidence limits
Product 01 Map of the change of the average temperature over 2006-2015 period (10 years) – At surface GIS viewing [unit: °C, °C/year and °C/decade] Excellent: The product meets well the objectives specified by the challenge (see our appropriateness criteria, at the bottom of the page)
http://doi.org/10.12770/6acca879-5257-44e1-bdcb-6e84ce5df895 to get a full description, quality information, and citation.
Product 02 Map of the change of the average temperature over 2006-2015 period (10 years) – At mid water column (500m) GIS viewing [unit: °C, °C/year and °C/decade] Excellent: The product meets well the objectives specified by the challenge (see our appropriateness criteria, at the bottom of the page)
http://doi.org/10.12770/a8ff1646-7bfa-446b-a389-742d0879a93b to get a full description, quality information, and citation.
Product 03  Map of the change of the average temperature over 2006-2015 period (10 years) – At sea bottom (1500m) GIS viewing [unit: °C, °C/year and °C/decade] Excellent: The product meets well the objectives specified by the challenge (see our appropriateness criteria, at the bottom of the page)
http://doi.org/10.12770/b64f7b9d-6148-4ff0-b4fd-93da77171372 to get a full description, quality information, and citation.
Product 04 Map of the change of the average temperature over 50 years – At surface The product is not covered because input data are not available Inadequate: Impossible to produce or fails to meet all the objectives (not usable) (see our product description)
http://doi.org/10.12770/27559dbc-74dc-4aad-aad2-2fd256388584 to get a full description, quality information, and citation.
Product 05 Map of the change of the average temperature over 50 years – At mid water column (500m) The product is not covered because input data are not available Inadequate: Impossible to produce or fails to meet all the objectives (not usable) (see our product description)
http://doi.org/10.12770/f86514f4-33b6-4f9b-b6bf-bbeff88a0fb7 to get a full description, quality information, and citation.
Product 06 Map of the change of the average temperature over 50 years – At sea bottom (1500m) The product is not covered because input data are not available Inadequate: Impossible to produce or fails to meet all the objectives (not usable) (see our product description)
http://doi.org/10.12770/6feca37e-9727-4661-9e05-aa5ffce5c535 to get a full description, quality information, and citation.
Product 07 Map of the change of the annual mean temperature over 100 years – At surface The product is not covered because input data are not available Inadequate: Impossible to produce or fails to meet all the objectives (not usable) (see our product description)
http://doi.org/10.12770/de91c0c7-99b6-4594-9f9d-f86bce397e51 to get a full description, quality information, and citation.
Product 08 Map of the change of the average temperature over 100 years – At mid water column (500m) The product is not covered because input data are not available Inadequate: Impossible to produce or fails to meet all the objectives (not usable) (see our product description)
http://doi.org/10.12770/7dc62d89-254f-449c-9959-1b941f5de7f4 to get a full description, quality information, and citation.
Product 09 Map of the change of the average temperature over 100 years – At sea bottom (1500m) The product is not covered because input data are not available Inadequate: Impossible to produce or fails to meet all the objectives (not usable) (see our product description)
http://doi.org/10.12770/da383160-409d-4f36-85a1-ba71e7605bb4 to get a full description, quality information, and citation.
Product 10 Map of the average extent of sea ice coverage over 2006-2015 period (10 years) GIS viewing [unit: %] Excellent: The product meets well the objectives specified by the challenge (see our appropriateness criteria, at the bottom of the page)
http://doi.org/10.12770/dc9f182f-8a64-486e-956f-7f9d0258990b to get a full description, quality information, and citation.
Product 11 Map of the average extent of sea ice coverage over 50 years The product is not covered because input data are not available Inadequate: Impossible to produce or fails to meet all the objectives (not usable) (see our product description)
http://doi.org/10.12770/580185c7-26bf-4a30-9041-2c7a73cd27c6 to get a full description, quality information, and citation.
Product 12 Map of the average extent of sea ice coverage over 100 years The product is not covered because input data are not available Inadequate: Impossible to produce or fails to meet all the objectives (not usable) (see our product description
http://doi.org/10.12770/1603c924-038b-4c88-b618-27f75ddbdd62 to get a full description, quality information, and citation.
Product 13 Time series of average temperature – At surface Excel file [unit: degrees Celsius] Good: The product meets more than 50% of the objectives specified by the challenge (see our appropriateness criteria, at the bottom of the page)
http://doi.org/10.12770/044c0cbc-9992-4c89-af5f-1a59d2eff3fa to get a full description, quality information, and citation.
Product 14 Time series of average temperature – At mid water column (500 m) Excel file [unit: degrees Celsius] Limited: The product fails in most aspects to meet the objectives but meets some.  (see our appropriateness criteria, at the bottom of the page)
http://doi.org/10.12770/db863c7f-a8c3-4235-a196-c06f266b2179 to get a full description, quality information, and citation.
Product 15 Time series of average temperature – At sea bottom (1500 m) Excel file [unit: degrees Celsius] Limited: The product fails in most aspects to meet the objectives but meets some.  (see our appropriateness criteria, at the bottom of the page)
http://doi.org/10.12770/46b66d22-ab3f-469d-b79e-6e7a6444026b to get a full description, quality information, and citation.
Product 16 Time series of average annual internal energy Excel file [unit: ˚C.m, J]  Limited: The product fails in most aspects to meet the objectives but meets some.  (see our appropriateness criteria, at the bottom of the page)
http://doi.org/10.12770/7750eef4-0603-4ce8-a3d6-cf97a4c8f304 to get a full description, quality information, and citation.
Product 17 Time series of total ice cover in the sea over past 100 years Excel file [unit: km2] Limited: The product fails in most aspects to meet the objectives but meets some.  (see our appropriateness criteria, at the bottom of the page)
http://doi.org/10.12770/033b39e3-7968-41b9-913e-f942e0e950ce to get a full description, quality information, and citation.
Product 18 Time series of the abundance of three most abundant species of phytoplankton Excel file [unit: Abundance –cell number,%] Good: The product meets more than 50% of the objectives specified by the challenge (see our appropriateness criteria, at the bottom of the page)
http://doi.org/10.12770/f36417a3-158e-4a84-8af9-a2452a597e5b to get a full description, quality information, and citation.

 

Required inputs

Discover here the three groups of characteristics and the related environmental domains, Biota-biology and Marine water, as well as data providers

Checkpoint results

Expert evaluation report on the appropriateness of upstream data used in product realization,
  • Integrated reports compiling assessment feedback on the checkpoint project, including:
    • Literature Survey: to discover all upstream data and possible uses;
    • First Data Adequacy Report to get feedback on the stress test on availability* of all referenced data sets;
    • Second Data Adequacy Report for full feedback on availability and appropriateness of all used data sets, of all challenges.

Use limitation and reference

The EMODnet Black Sea Checkpoint practical outputs were the results of the assessment exercise carried out by the so-called “challenges” specified by the call for tenders n° MARE/2014/09 aimed at determining how well the input data from the observing and monitoring systems available at the sea basin scale fit the user needs to address the challenge.

The product and any resultant data produced is a consequence of these tests and was provided on an “as is” basis. The information contained in the data products and in the descriptions (metadata) of the input data and of the data products making use of them is believed to be trustworthy at the time of production. However, its completeness, consistency, accuracy, and usability cannot be guaranteed. Whilst every effort was made to ensure its reliability within the limits of present knowledge, no responsibility can be accepted by those involved in its compilation or publication for any consequential loss or damage arising from its use.

The producer disclaims any and all warranties, conditions, or representations (express, implied, oral or written), relating to the Product or any part thereof, including, without limitation, any and all implied warranties of quality, performance, suitability or fitness for a particular purpose to the full extent permitted by law. The Producer accepts no liability for loss suffered or incurred as a result of reliance on the Product or any output of its use. The Producer shall not be liable for any economic loss, loss of profit, loss of business or contract, depletion of goodwill or otherwise, in each case whether direct, or indirect or any indirect loss whatsoever (howsoever caused) including loss or damage suffered as a result of an action brought by any person which arise out of or in connection with the use of the Product or inability to use the Product.