This theme hosts expertise from the MASTS community in four fora: Technology, Platforms & Sensors, Numerical & Experimental Hydrodynamic Modelling, Marine Biogeochemistry and Marine Climate Change. Each is integral to our theme by allowing improved interpretation of marine systems from novel observing platforms and sensors, modelling and quantifying ocean processes integrated across physical, chemical, biological and geological properties, and describing the present and past ocean climate and investigating how it is changing and the effects this may have on habitats and ecosystems. In our DPMS Theme Case Studies, topical cross-disciplinary challenges are addressed. These evaluate and explore our current knowledge and pool scientific expertise across the Theme and wider MASTS community.
MASTS also has links with the SAGES research pool which has shared interests in the dynamics and properties of marine systems.
The DPMS theme will
1 – sponsor, review and co-ordinate the activities of relevant fora, which provide the thematic granularity appropriate to the Theme’s remit.
2 – communicate the activities of the sponsored fora to the MASTS Executive Committee.
3 – propose and conduct activities relevant to the overall Theme remit, beyond that of its individual fora, such as dissemination sessions at the MASTS Annual Science Meeting.
4 – host Case Studies, topical cross-disciplinary challenges which address specific areas of importance or knowledge gaps of relevance to the Theme.
5 – communicate and collaborate with external initiatives with shared interests such as other research pooling initiatives, thematic networks, marine co-ordination initiatives, partnerships, etc.
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