Johan van der Molen, Sonja van Leeuwen, Kieran Hyder
Model scenario studies with GETM-ERSEM-BFM can be used to improve understanding of effects of human actions on the planktonic and benthic ecosystems. As an example, results of a recent application to simulating potential effects of a marine renewable energy generation through large-scale tidal turbine deployment will be discussed (Van der Molen et al., 2015b). The presentation will also touch on coupling a particle tracking model to simulate transport, survival and reproduction of the invasive comb jelly Mnemiopsis leidyi (Van der Molen et al., 2015a), and on coupling a size-based fish model to study future fisheries yield (Van Leeuwen et al, 2016). The presentation will continue with a comparison of simulated phytoplankton functional types with recent in-situ data from the North Sea which demonstrates an emerging capability to address biodiversity-related questions (Ford et al., in prep.). These examples demonstrate the versatility and utility of GETM-ERSEM-BFM to address marine management questions. The presentation will finish with an overview of the results of the MASTS-MSCC workshop to increase the uptake of ecosystem model results in policy development and management (Hyder et al., 2015).
D5, Descriptor 5, modelling, planktonic ecosystem, benthic ecosystem, renewable energy, tidal turbine, Mnemiopsis leidyi,
Workshop of the Network of Experts for ReDeveloping Models of the European Marine Environment
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