Following on from the EUR-OCEANS Foresight Workshop on “Rapid change in polar ecosystems” funded in 2009 and held in 2010, the EUR-OCEANS Consortium awarded in 2010 a 2-year flagship to scientists at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI).
The central focus of this Flagship is on coordination, integration and leadership of polar marine ecosystem science within Europe, leading to a strategy for European polar marine ecosystem research. The main scientific question is: “How will change affect the structure and function of polar marine ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles?”
- A first workshop was held on 26-28 November 2012 in Bremerhaven (see attached report).
- A strategic document was produced early 2013 (Polar Marine Ecosystems Research: Strategic directions for the EU Research Area)
- A Thematic Workshop has been organized in Brussels on 29 May 2013 (see attached report).
See also the attached final PECS flagship report.