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Documentation of the definition of taxonomic/functional/energetic group in MESOPP models in relation to existing acoustic information

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Roland Proud, Nils Olav Handegard, Patrick Lehodey, Elizabeth A Fulton, Heidi R Pethybridge , Andrew J Constable, Rudy J Kloser

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New marine ecosystem models are being developed that model multiple biophysical and socioecological components of the marine ecosystem, often coined end-to-end models. Several different flavours of models exist, e.g. size-based models, food-webs models etc., but a common challenge is the number of complex links and number of model variables. Data is required to estimate the parameters in the model and assess their output, but data is scarce and expensive to obtain, especially for the mesopelagic (200 – 1,000 m) community.


Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyEuropean Commission
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2018

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  • Ecosystem models, active-acoustics, mesopelagic zone, acoustic scattering models

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