MAREMIP MARine Ecosystem Model Intercomparison Project

MAREMIP Models

Models participating in Phase 0 (2008-):
BEC
NEMURO
PISCES
PlankTOM5

Models possibly participating in Phase 1:
Table 1

Table 1. Summary of the models, their author, PFT represented (using original names) and main focus.

Model

Author

PFTs

Main focus

BEC

S. Doney & K. Lindsey

pico/nano,

diatoms

diazotrophs

adaptive zooplankton

Primary production, carbon cycle, other biogeochemical cycles. Climate-biogeochemical feedbacks.

NOBM

Watson Gregg

diatoms

chlorophytes

cyanobacteria

coccolithophores

zooplankton

Phytoplankton phenology, primary production, carbon cycle

AusCom

R. Matear

silicifiers

calcifiers

N2-fixers

microzoo

mesozoo

Use of parameter optimisations and size-based parameters. Interactions between the high-resolution ocean physics and biogeochemistry

TOPAZ

J. Dunne

small phytoplankton

large phyto

protists

filter feeders

Phytoplankton physiology, such as development of optimal allocation theory & N:P cellular quotas.

MEM-MRI.com

H. Nakano

2 versions: MEM-COCO

NPZD

Interactions between the high-resolution ocean physics and biogeochemistry

PISCES

L. Bopp

diatoms

nanophyto

microzoo

mesozoo

Primary production, carbon cycle, other biogeochemical cycles. Climate-biogeochemical feedbacks. Adjoint version and high resolution physics.

PlankTOM

E. Buitenhuis & C. Le Quéré

silicifiers

calcifiers

Phaeocystis

nanophyto

pico-autotrophs

N2-fixers

pico-heterotrophs

protozoo

mesozoo

macrozoo

Ecosystem-climate interactions, particularly those involving zooplankton. Acclimation. Carbon cycle, other biogeochemical cycles. Climate-biogeochemical feedbacks.

ERSEM

I. Allen

diatoms

dinoflagellates

flagellates

picophyto

bacteria

heterotrophs

microzoo

mesozoo

Biogeochemical interactions in the coastal ocean (upcoming global version). Complex interactions with sediment and microbial processes. Phytoplankton physiology (quota model). Interactions with fish.

BFM-PELAGOS

M. Vichi

diatoms

flagellates

picophyto

large phyto

bacteria

heterotrophic nanofl

heterotrophs

microzoo

carnivores

omnivores

Carbon cycle, biological pump, and climate-biogeochemical feedbacks.

MEM-COCO

Y. Yamanaka & T. Hashioka

diatoms

small phyto

small zoo

copepods

euphausids

fish

Climate-biogeochemical feedbacks. Ecosystem interactions with coral reefs and fisheries.

DARWIN

S. Dutkiewicz & M. Follows

78 phytoplankton

zooplankton

Flexible community structure and emergent properties. Ecosystem - climate interactions.

REcoM2

Judith Hauck & Christoph Völker

diatoms

small phyto

zooplankton

Primary production, biogeochemical cycles, CO2 uptake, dynamic stoichiometry, Si-cycle, Southern Ocean.