- Carol Robinson (UK), Iris Kriest (Germany), Javier Arístegui (Spain)
- Other Full Members
- Gerhard Herndl (Austria / The Netherlands), Natalia Osma (Chile), Matthieu Bressac (Australia), Ying Wu (China), Hyung Jeek Kim (Korea), Morten Iversen (Germany), Jack Middelburg (The Netherlands)
- Associate Members
- Christian Tamburini (France), Sara Ferrón (USA), Yao Zhang (China), Giorgio Dall'Olmo (UK), Toshi Nagata (Japan), Dominique Lefevre (France), Katja Fennel (Canada), X.A. Alvarez-Salgado (Spain), Haimanti Biswas (India)
- 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