Marine environments have been affected during recent decades by increasing pressures due to climatic changes and anthropogenic stressors that act at both the global and the local scale. Alteration of fluxes and storage of nutrients and carbon, water acidification, and pollution are among the most visible phenomena.
This urges a deeper understanding of the diverse parts of the world ocean (eco)systems and their interactions, as well as the strengthening of common frameworks where the diverse expertise can communicate and efficiently transfer their major achieved progresses.
THEMES brings together climatologists, ecologists, experimental oceanographers, and modelers to discuss the present state of knowledge and the opportunities for progress about measuring, modelling and predicting marine environments. THEMES aims at paving the way towards improved cooperation between the different groups active in the climatological, ecological and oceanographic investigation of the world ocean.