23.09.2017 - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

New Report: What are Marine Ecological Time Series telling us about the ocean?

The International Group for Marine Ecological Time Series (IGMETS) has released its report entitled “What are Marine Ecological Time Series telling us about the ocean? A status report”.


Cover of the IGMETS Report

This first report presents an analysis and overview of oceanic trends through the end of 2012, based on a collection of over 340 in situ marine ecological time series data, and supplemented with satellite-based spatio-temporal sea surface temperature and chlorophyll background fields.

This report features electronic supplements in the form of a Time Series Metabase, which allows users to search for time series by their measured parameters, geographic region, or country of origin. The IGMETS Time Series Explorer lets users further expand on the information featured in the text.


Time-series Metabase


Time-series Explorer

This report was made possible through support from the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC), the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP), the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program (OCB), and the Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (KIOST).

Download the full report here.

For more information, please contact:

Kirsten Isensee (k.isensee(at)unesco.org)




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