- Carol Robinson (UK), Iris Kriest (Germany), Javier Arístegui (Spain)
- Other Full Members
- Matthieu Bressac (Australia), Gerhard Herndl (Austria / The Netherlands), Morten Iversen (Germany), Hyung Jeek Kim (Korea), Jack Middelburg (The Netherlands), Natalia Osma (Chile), Ying Wu (China)
- Associate Members
- X.A. Alvarez-Salgado (Spain), Haimanti Biswas (India), Giorgio Dall'Olmo (UK), Katja Fennel (Canada), Sara Ferrón (USA), Raquel Flynn (South Africa), Dominique Lefevre (France), Toshi Nagata (Japan), Christian Tamburini (France), Yao Zhang (China)
- Charlotte Laufkoetter
- Terms of Reference
Identify, quantify and prioritise gaps in our knowledge, and prepare an action plan to reduce these gaps by reviewing available information on mesopelagic respiration.
Develop a global dataset of mesopelagic respiration estimates, derived from the range of ecological and biogeochemical techniques available, in order to create a resource for validation of biogeochemical models including Earth System Models used for climate projection.
Produce a new synthesis of open ocean mesopelagic respiration.
Produce a best practice manual of techniques and approaches to determine mesopelagic respiration, and make recommendations as to which is the most appropriate method or combination of methods for a particular application, including best practice on how to reconcile approaches across time and space scales.
Build capacity, share knowledge and transfer technical skills, particularly to scientists in developing nations.
- October 2020
- Financial Sponsors
- SCOR, NSF