RN I: Marine and transitional aquatic processes
RN I focuses on the physical and chemical processes that affect both marine and transitional systems. It is structured around four key tasks:
- Physical and Chemical connectivity:
Observation-based characterization of the physico-chemical processes that control trophic webs (including the microbial dynamics) and affect ecological processes.
- Microbial Dynamics and Processes:
Characterisation of microbial dynamics with phytoplankton as a sentinel of climate change.
- Ecohydrology in transitional zones:
Ecohydrological approach for the assessment of forcings on transitional zones.
- Models and measurement of transfer phenomena:
Modelling activities (hydrodynamics, morphodynamics and ecology) are based on observational data and analysis from the other Key Tasks of the RN (and others).