ERIC Number: ED233893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Quantitative Analysis and Simulation of Mediterranean Coastal Ecosystems: The Gulf of Naples, a Case Study. Report of a Workshop on Ecosystem Modelling (Naples, Italy, March 28-April 10, 1981).
Carrada, G., Ed.; And Others
The third workshop on marine ecosystem modeling is one in a sequence of activities designed to promote modeling as a research and management tool among Mediterranean marine scientists. Previous workshops served mainly as a forum for a familiarization with modeling, while this workshop focused on specific implementation of modeling technology. The primary workshop activity was the engagement of all participants in the various steps of model construction for the case study, the Gulf of Naples. This included an examination of the data base, design of a conceptual model, decomposition into submodels, formulation of relevant processes, definition of initial and boundary conditions, and programming and simulation. Secondary activities included a series of introductory lectures to establish a common modeling language among the participants, the presentation of other Mediterranean ecosystems, general discussion involving the practical application of modeling to particular situations, and a workshop critique. Activities/discussions are presented under these major headings: general concepts of marine ecosystems; modeling of marine ecosystems; oceanographic characteristics of the Mediterranean; Gulf of Naples and its data base; modeling of the Gulf of Naples (conceptual, physical, and biological models); and other Mediterranean ecosystems. Computer program listings for physical and biological models are included. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Programs, Ecology, Higher Education, Marine Biology, Models, Oceanography, Physical Sciences, Sampling, Scientific Research, Simulation, Water Resources, Workshops
Division of Marine Sciences, UNESCO, Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Marine Sciences.