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Biogeochemistry from the Oligotrophic to the Ultra oligotrophic Mediterranean Sea (BOUM)
Entry ID: BOUM

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Abstract: BOUM aims to produce a detailed study of biological production and its fate in several distinct locations, representing different systems, of the Mediterranean Sea. These distinct systems represent, at a regional scale, the main oceanographic features of contrasting environments found in the oligotrophic ocean. We will determine whether organic matter production, remineralization and export ... View entire text

Purpose: The main objective of the BOUM cruise is to give a description of the biogeochemical parameters and biological diversity along two gradients (1) North - South from the mouth of the Rhone to the centre of the Western basin and (2) West-east from Gibraltar to the coast of Syria, during a marked period of stratification OBJECTIVE 2.

The other objective is to study how production, mineralisation and export of organic matter is depending on the community structure in contrasted oligotrophic areas. We will quantify the flow of material (biogenic elements) through each ecosystem and particularly focus on the coupling/uncoupling between carbon and nutrient supply and removal processes.
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-01-01
Stop Date: 2009-12-31
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CYBER/L'Observatoire de Villefranche sur Mer Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +33 (0)4-93-76-38-77
Fax: +33 (0)4-93-76-37-39
Contact Address:
BASE DE DONNEES F-Jgofs / PROOF OOV- Obs.Océano. , BP 8
Postal Code: 06238
Country: France
Phone: +33 (0)4 91 82 95 60
Email: moutin at
Contact Address:
Campus de Luminy, case 901, cedex 09
City: Marseille
Postal Code: 13288
Country: France
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-02-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05