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PEACETIME : ProcEss studies at the Air-sEa Interface after dust deposition in the MEditerranean sea

Regulation of the Earth climate

Atmosphere-ocean interface

Processes occurring at the atmosphere-ocean interface are critical to the regulation of the Earth climate and to the delivery of key services provided by marine ecosystems.

Hot spot for biodiversity

Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea, a hot spot for biodiversity but also for climate change and anthropogenic pressure, is an ideal natural laboratory to study these processes.

Natural and anthropogenic

chemical exchanges

PEACETIME will provide the understanding necessary to accurately represent natural and anthropogenic chemical exchanges at the air-sea interface and their impacts on marine ecosystems and services, today and in the future.

Oceanographic cruise

The PEACETIME oceanographic cruise onboard the R/V ‘Pourquoi Pas?’ is scheduled in the Western/Central Mediterranean Sea
May 10–June 11, 2017.
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oceanographic cruise

Everything you need to know about the cruise.

onboard the R/V ‘Pourquoi Pas?’

The PEACETIME oceanographic cruise onboard the R/V ‘Pourquoi Pas?’ is scheduled in the Western/Central Mediterranean Sea May 10–June 11, 2017.The purpose of this expedition is to study critical processes induced by atmospheric deposition, in particular Saharan dust, occurring at the air-sea interface in the Mediterranean. PEACETIME yields insights into the impact of such processes on the cycle of chemical elements (nutrients, metals) and on the biogeochemical functioning of the pelagic ecosystem. The 40 scientists embarked are experts in atmosphere and ocean domains.

Atmosphere & ocean in situ observations.

The PEACETIME cruise is combining in situ observations of both the atmosphere and the ocean, as well as measurements taken both in the water column and during Climate Reactors incubation experiments to study atmospheric impacts in both present and future climate conditions. These measurements are enabling to characterize the chemical, biological, physical and optical properties of the atmosphere and of the ocean surface micro-layer, mixed layer and mesopelagic domain.

catch a real event of atmospheric deposition in the Mediterranean sea

The experimental strategy of PEACETIME is based on a real "in-situ" approach, i.e. to catch a real event of atmospheric deposition in Mediterranean and to document on board the ensemble of interactions induced by this deposition on surface ocean ecosystem community structure, marine aerosols emission, biogeochemical cycling and radiative budget. In this purpose, a strategy coupling quasi-real time dust transport forecasts and satellite observations (PEACETIME OPERATING CENTER), has been designed to maximize the probability to catch a Saharan dust event. A cruise track covering all the ecoregions is initially planned, but the ship route will be modified if a deposition event is forecasted. In this case, the ship will tentatively be routed and positioned in an area of forecasted strong deposition event to perform one of the specific long stations, hopefully before, during, and after the deposition event.
Such a multidisciplinary coordinated effort will allow the PEACETIME team to fill the gap in our knowledge of the impact of atmospheric deposition in the ocean and feedbacks to the atmosphere in oligotrophic systems.

PEACETIME SHIP-FLOATS TRACKING

CLIMATE-REACTORS

a key feature of the PEACETIME project

CLIMATE-REACTORS: a key feature of the PEACETIME project

Sophisticated experiments in ‘Climate Reactors’ is a key feature of the PEACETIME project. Such experiments will be conducted using a new experimental facility composed of 8 large (300 liters) tanks that accurately simulate future climate conditions (changes in pH, T°, atmospheric inputs, etc.). Both during the cruise and in the laboratory at Villefranche-sur-Mer the goal is to test the impact of different atmospheric depositions (dust, volcanic inputs, anthropogenic inputs) on the ecosystem, today and in the future.

TEAM

Participating Laboratories & Scientists onboard

Participating Laboratories

Participating Laboratories Website
Participating Laboratories Website
Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV)http://www.lov.obs-vlfr.fr
Laboratoire Inter-universitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques (LISA)http://www.lisa.u-pec.fr/fr
Institut Mediterranéen d’Océanologie (MIO)http://www.mio.univ-amu.fr/
Laboratoire de Météorologie Physique (LaMP)http://wwwobs.univ-bpclermont.fr/atmos/
Le Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE)http://www.lsce.ipsl.fr/en/
Laboratoire d’océanographie Microbienne (LOMIC)http://lomic.obs-banyuls.fr/fr
Station Biologique de Roscoff (SBR)http://www.sb-roscoff.fr/fr
University of Maine (UMaine)https://umaine.edu
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)http://www.geomar.de/en
Universidad de Vigo (UVigo)https://uvigo.gal
Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)http://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi
Laboratoire d’Océanographie et du Climat (LOCEAN)https://www.locean-ipsl.upmc.fr/index.php?lang=fr
Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate group (AC2), CSIC, Madridhttps://ac2.iqfr.csic.es/index.php/en/
Instituto Of Marine Sciences Of Andalusia (ICMAN), CSIC, Spainhttp://www.icman.csic.es/en/
University of Dalhousie, Canadahttps://www.dal.ca
Laboratoire d’Océanologie et de Géosciences (LOG)http://log.cnrs.fr/
Centre Nationale des Recherches Météorologiques (CNRM)http://www.umr-cnrm.fr/
Service de Données de l’OMP (SEDOO)http://www.obs-mip.fr/Services-communs-OMP/sedoo
Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-Merhttp://www.obs-vlfr.fr/web/index.php

Scientists onboard the PEACETIME cruise

Last name First name Status Lab E-mail
Last name First name Status Lab E-mail
GuieuCécileSenior scientist (DR) / Project PI / Chief ScientistLOVcecile.guieu@obs-vlfr.fr
DesboeufsKarineSenior scientist (Prof) / Project PI / Chief ScientistLISAkarine.desboeufs@lisa.u-pec.fr
D’OrtenzioFabrizioResearch Scientist (CR) en pyjamaLOVdortenzio@obs-vlfr.fr
AlliouaneSamirEngineer AssistantLOVsamir.alliouane@obs-vlfr.fr
BressacMatthieuPost-docLOVbressac@obs-vlfr.fr
De LiègeGuillaume Lab technicianOOVguillaume.de-liege@obs-vlfr.fr
GazeauFredResearch scientist (CR)LOVgazeau@obs-vlfr.fr
StolpeChristianMaster StudentLOVchristians.info@gmail.com
TaillandierVincentResearch EngineerLOVtaillandier@obs-vlfr.fr
UitzJuliaResearch scientist (CR)LOVjulia.uitz@obs-vlfr.fr
MayotNicolasResearch Engineer Com / OutreachLOV / OOVmayot.nicolas@gmail.com
DoussinJean-François Senior scientist (Prof)LISAJean-Francois.Doussin@lisa.u-pec.fr
TriquetSylvainProject EngineerLISAsylvain.triquet@lisa.u-pec.fr
YingheFu PhD StudentLISAYinghe.Fu@lisa.u-pec.fr
ChiaraGiorioResearch ScientistLCEemail@domain.com
AlbaniSamuelPost-docLSCEsamuel.albani@lsce.ipsl.fr
DoglioliAndreaProfessorMIOandrea.doglioli@univ-amu.fr
BhairyNagib AI CNRSMIOnagib.bhairy@mio.osupytheas.fr
DjaoudiKahina PhD StudentMIOKahina.djaoudi@mio.osupytheas.fr
LefèvreDominiqueResearch scientist (CR)MIOdominique.lefevre@mio.osupytheas.fr
GarelMarcProject EngineerMIOmarc.garel@mio.osupytheas.fr
GuascoSophieLab technicianMIOsophie.guasco@mio.osupytheas.fr
GuittonneauJorisLab technicianMIOjoris.guittonneau@mio.osupytheas.fr
HeliasSandraProject EngineerMIOsandra.helias-nunige@mio.osupytheas.fr
TamburiniChristian Senior ScientistMIOchristian.tamburini@mio.osupytheas.fr
Van WambekeFrance Senior ScientistMIOfrance.van-wambeke@mio.osupytheas.fr
WagenerThibaut Associate ProfessorMIOthibaut.wagener@univ-amu.fr
RidameCélineAssociate Professor LOCEANceline.ridame@upmc.fr
BlossMatthew Research ScientistFMIMatthew.Bloss@fmi.fi
NicosiaAlessiaPhD Student LAMPA.Nicosia@opgc.univ-bpclermont.fr
SellegriKarineSenior Scientist LAMPK.Sellegri@opgc.univ-bpclermont.fr
RougierGilles Research EngineerIFREMERGilles.Rougier@ifremer.fr
Biegard Estelle Assistant EngineerSBRbigeard@sb-roscoff.fr
DinasquetJulie Post-docLOMICjdinasquet@ucsd.edu
HaentjensNilsPhD StudentUMainenils.haentjens@maine.edu
Tovar-SanchezAntonioSenior ScientistICMANatovar@imedea.uib-csic.es
Pérez Lorenzo Maria MariaSenior lab technicianU. Vigomplorenzo@uvigo.es
Zaencker Birthe PhD StudentGEOMARbzaencker@geomar.de
GarciaDavidPhD Student AC2dgarcia@iqfr.csic.es

About

Databases, Sponsors, Programs that support PEACETIME
& Program that endorsed PEACETIME as a process study
logo SEDOO MISTRALS

SEDOO MISTRALS - MISTRALS database for PEACETIME

http://mistrals.sedoo.fr/PEACETIME
logo BGC-Argo

BGC-Argo Floats - Biogeochemical-Argo Profiling Floats

http://biogeochemical-argo.org/float-map-interactive-map.php
logo SEDOO MISTRALS

PEACETIME OPERATING CENTER - @SEDOO

http://poc.sedoo.fr/?current=20170316
logo MISTRALS CNRS INSU

MISTRALS CNRS INSU - Mediterranean Integrated STudies at Regional And Local Scales)

http://www.mistrals-home.org
logo MERMEX

MERMEX - Marine Ecosystems Response in the Mediterranean Experiment

https://mermex.mio.univ-amu.fr/
logo CHARMEX

CHARMEX - The Chemistry-Aerosol Mediterranean Experiment

http://charmex.lsce.ipsl.fr
logo Flotte Océanographique française

UMS Flotte (IFREMER) - Flotte Océanographique française

http://www.flotteoceanographique.fr
logo CNES

CNES - Sciences et Techniques

https://sciences-techniques.cnes.fr
logo LOV

LOV - Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche-sur-mer

http://lov.obs-vlfr.fr
logo NAOS

NAOS - Novel Argo Ocean observing System

http://en.naos-equipex.fr
logo SOLAS

SOLAS - Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study

http://www.solas-int.org
logo IMBER

IMBER - Integrated Marine Biosphere Research

http://www.imber.info
logo GEOTRACES

GEOTRACES - An international study of the marine biogeochemical cycles of trace elements and their isotopes

http://www.geotraces.org/cruises/cruise-summary/68-science/process-studies/206-geotraces-process-studies

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