Authors: O’Brien, T.D., Lorenzoni, L., Isensee, K. and Valdés, L. (Eds). 2016. A status report. IOC-UNESCO, IOC Technical Series, No. 129: 296 pp.
The time series of physical, biogeochemical and ecological sea data obtained on continuous field ship-based research are the type of monitoring program required for characterization of the physical ocean, climate, biogeochemistry and marine ecosystem variability.
Thanks to the synergistic activities of the International Oceanographic Carbon Program (IOCCP) and the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program (OCB), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the UNESCO (IOC) has pooled and analyzed the time series of data collected during permanent cruises throughout the world.
The International Marine Timeline Series (IGMETS) seeks to integrate time series of biological and chemical data together with data from satellites that would give an insight into climate trends that occur globally and regionally, IGMETS has analyzed data collected from more than 340 ocean and coastal ship-based research, some of them being permanently run for more than 50 years. The locations of these cruises are shown on the Map of the world ((Discover Ocean Time Series, http://igmets.net/discover) and in the IGMETS database (http://igmets.net/metabase).
The MiCROGLOB group participated in this project with two series of time series data in the Adriatic Sea (Kaštela Bay and Stončica).