Oct 10 2022
The sixth Copernicus Ocean State Report (2022) is now available at LINK ( The report, written by over 150 scientific expert, provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, scientific report on the current conditions and variations in the European regional seas and global ocean. OGS contributed to the Ocean State Report with three chapters:
May 9 2022

A new paper showing how chromatic adaptation shapes the biogeography of phytoplankton functional types in the Mediterranean Sea has been recently published in Progress in Oceanography. The study integrates several novel elements in the Biogeochemical Flux Model (BFM): it includes a bio-optical component that simulates how the different wavelengths of light propagate through the water column, represents nine optically different phytoplankton functional types (PFTs) and explores how the chromatic characteristics of the PFTs allow them to use the available wavelengths of light.