MAREMIP MARine Ecosystem Model Intercomparison Project

"Impact of climate change on marine ecosystems"
4-6 March 2013, Paris, France

Day 1(Mon 4th March)

10am Welcome and coffee
10.30 - 11.00 T1 Niki Gruber: Why are we here, and what do we want to achieve?

Session 1 : Impact of climate change on marine ecosystems
11.00 - 11.15 T2 Stephanie Dutkiewicz: Shifting Ecological Provinces and Phytoplankton Competition in a Changing World
11.15 - 11.30 T3 Anna Cabre: Consistent global responses of marine ecosystems to future Climate Change across the IPCC AR5 Earth System Models
11.30 - 11.45 T4 Irina Marinov: Response of Southern Ocean Phytoplankton Ecology to Climate Change across the IPCC AR5 Earth System Models
11.45 - 12.00 T5 John Dunne: Ocean biogeochemical and ecological responses to climate change and acidification in GFDL's Earth System Models
12.00 - 12.15 T6 Jorge Martinez-Rey: Future changes in the global rate of N2-fixation predicted by CMIP5 models
12.15 - 12.30 T7 Charlotte Laufkötter: Effects of future plankton composition on ocean primary and export production - A multi-model analysis
12.30 - 1.30 Lunch
1.30 - 2.00 T8 Scott Doney: Climate Change Impacts on Ocean Ecosystems
2.00 - 2.15 T9 Alessandro Tagliabue: The impact of climate change and ocean acidification on iron speciation and bioavailability
2.15 - 2.30 T10 William McKiver: Studies of climate change impacts with a stoichiometric biogeochemical model: Results from the Greenseas project.
2.30 - 2.50 Coffee & Sign-up for break-out groups
2.50 - 3.00 Introduction to key discussion groups, what we want to achieve. Led by Larent Bopp.
3.00 - 5.00 Break-out discussion groups: Ocean acidification, adaptation, model flexibility, primary and export productivity- what do we know, how to quantify ecosystem services, impacts of global change etc.
- Group 1: De-coupling between primary production and export production in marine ecosystem models. Opened by John Dunne. Rapporteur Charlotte Laufkötter.
- Group 2: Model complexity vs flexibility and the importance of multiple trophic levels. Opened by Olivier Aumont. Rapporteur Colleen O'Brien.
8.00 Dinner at La Brouette, 41 Rue Descartes, 75005, Paris.

Day 2(Tue 5th March)

Session 2 : Impact of climate change on marine ecosystems
9.00 - 9.30 T11 Taka Hirata: Vertical Profiles of Phytoplankton in MAREMIP models
9.30 - 9.45 T12 Meike Vogt: Habitat suitability and ecological niches of different plankton functional types in the global ocean
9.45 - 10.00 T13 Colleen O'Brien: Latitudinal gradients in marine diatom and coccolithophore diversity
10.00 - 10.15 T14 Taketo Hashioka: Phytoplankton competition during the spring bloom in four Plankton Functional Type Models: Results from MAREMIP Phase-0
10.15 - 10.30 T15 Sevrine Sailley: Food web dynamics in hindcast, present and future projections
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee

Session 3 : Future directions in marine ecosystem modelling
11.00 - 11.15 T16 Jorn Bruggeman: Adapt! Capturing adaptation on multiple time-scales in marine ecosystem models
11.15 - 11.30 T17 Ben Ward: A size-structured food-web model for the global ocean
11.30 - 11.45 T18 Sergio Vallina: Maximal ingestion with active prey-switching: a kill-the-winner functional response and its effect on global species richness and biogeography
11.45 - 12.00 T 19 Christoph Volker: Ground-truthing variable-stoichiometry models
12.00 - 12.15 T 20 Ting Ting Wang: Role of variable stoichiometry for oceanic silica fluxes
12.15 - 1.15 Lunch
1.30 - 3.30 Break-out discussion groups:
- Group 1: Ocean acidification and other forcings in global marine ecosystem models. Opened by Marion Gehlen. Rapporteur Jorge Martinez-Rey.
- Group 2: Adaptation and acclimation in marine ecosystem models. Opened by Jorn Bruggeman. Rapporteur Beate Stawiarski
3.30 - 4.00 Coffee
4.00 - 5.00 Rapporteurs to summarise key points from the discussion sessions.
5.00 - 5.30 Wrap up (with mind/road map)
5.30 - 7.00 MAREMIP meeting, for those involved in the MAREMIP project

Day 3(Wed 6th March)

Session 4 :Position paper on the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems.
9.00 - 9.30 Discussion Session in which we outline a draft of the position paper.
9.30 - 10.00 Assignment of section leaders and team
10.00 - 10.30 Section leaders discuss contents
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee
11.00 - 12.30 Writing tasks
12.30 Lunch and end of meeting.