The objective of Focus 1 was to identify and understand the characteristic, natural modes of physical forcing and marine ecosystem variability over a range of temporal scales (interannual and longer). In addition focus 1 aimed to include spatial scales ranging from large marine ecosystems, to ocean basins, to global systems. Understanding these forcings and ecosystem responses across a wide range of nested temporal and spatial scales has been crucial to linking the detailed site-specific studies to population scale impacts.
Focus 1 Working Group
The approach was to develop and examine historical information on marine ecosystems from a variety of sources. The outputs have formed a foundation for the structure and parameter estimates of ecosystem models (Focus 3), detailed process studies (Focus 2) and ultimately for GLOBEC Synthesis activities.
Development of the Focus 1 activities required close linkages with the other GLOBEC Foci and global change programmes such as PAGES (Past Global Changes) and CLIVAR (Climate Variability and Prediction Research Programme).
|Focus 1 Meetings||Location||Date||Chair||Download|
|1st meeting||Sitges, Spain||18-19 May 2000||Ian Perry||Report / newsletter|
|1st GLOBEC-PAGES-CLIVAR meeting||Lima, Peru||29 May - 1 June 2002||Ian Perry||Report / newsletter|
|2nd meeting||Qingdao, China||13-14 October 2002||Ian Perry||Report / newsletter|
|3rd meeting||Honolulu, USA||22-26 October 2004||Juergen Alheit||Report / newsletter|
|4th meeting||Berlin, Germany||4-8 September 2006||Juergen Alheit, Ken Drinkwater and Ian Perry||Newsletter1 / newsletter2|