The GLOBEC Integration and synthesis activities were designed to draw the observations and results from the various pieces of the GLOBEC programme in an integrated and effective manner in order to achieve a global synthesis forming the legacy of GLOBEC. These activities aimed at a GLOBEC synthesis, focusing on ecosystem comparisons and enabling us to achieve the understanding of the functioning of marine ecosystems and their responses to physical forcing that was the GLOBEC goal.
The GLOBEC Blueprint to Synthesis document was first produced by Manuel Barange and the GLOBEC Scientific Steering Committee in 2004, to guide the programme through its integration and synthesis phase. The document can be downloaded from the link below. A calendar is integration and synthesis activities from 2004 to 2009 can be accessed from the sub-menu to the right.
Integration. The act or process of making whole or entire. The process by which the manifold is compacted into the relatively simple and permanent.
Synthesis. Composition, or the putting of two or more things together, as in compounding medicines. The art or process of making a compound by putting the ingredients together, as contrasted with analysis; thus, water is made by synthesis from hydrogen and oxygen.