Integrated Marine Biogeochemical Modelling Network (i-MarNet)


i-MarNet has been created to engage the wider UK science community in the development of ocean biogeochemical models for Earth systems modelling. This will improve our understanding of the Earth system and increase our capability to forecast and predict future environmental change.

In order to maintain a safe environment in this century and beyond, it is essential that we improve our understanding of ocean biogeochemistry to measure its response to global change. Computer models allow scientists to investigate this by assessing the functioning of, and interactions between, biogeochemistry and climate. i-MarNet will evaluate the existing suite of ocean biogeochemical models in the UK in order to inform the decision for the next UK Earth system model. Climate change projections and impacts will be improved through the development of a new state-of-the-art ocean biogeochemical model that builds on the best available science and the strength of existing models.

i-MarNet is co-ordinated and led by PML, continuing our legacy of cutting-edge research into understanding the dynamics of the marine ecosystem through models, observations and simulations.

This project has been completed


Key information

Funder: Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Project start date: June 2012

Project end date: December 2014

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Contact

Professor Icarus Allen
Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Science

Other participants

Dr Lee de Mora, Dr Marie-Fanny Racault, Jerry Blackford