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The exploration of the impact of seafloor dynamics on the variability of seawater composition and global biogeochemical cycles, as well as the interactions between shelf-sea and open-ocean circulations and marine biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems, strongly benefits from an integrated modelling framework. The Enabler Ocean-Floor Modelling Framework (MODELING) will develop a modelling system that includes a dynamic ocean floor component and integrates the various observational data generated by the three research units.

The overall goal of the Enabler Ocean-Floor Modelling Framework is to estimate element fluxes and budgets, including their uncertainties, and to facilitate the understanding of feedbacks between marine ecosystems and the reactive seafloor, ocean circulation and marine biogeochemical cycles, according to the Cluster's overarching objectives.


Modeling enabler context
Existing models are shown in blue (with representative model grids), while the processes and interactions to be added in the Enabler Ocean-Floor Modeling Framework are depicted in dark red.
Nov 14, 2020

Milestone for AUV MARUM-SEAL

During the currently ongoing expedition SO278 in the Mediterranean Sea the MARUM AUV SEAL is mapping the seafloor and thus showing the way for precise ...

Oct 21, 2020

Our publication in Science Advances among five papers receiving an award from the International Center for Deep Life Investigation for 2020 "Deep Life Paper”

Cell-specific power utilization across major marine sediment catabolic zones. Power per cell (watts) calculated on a global scale and depth-integrated for ...

Mar 4, 2021

Rift2ridge2D: new sedimentation and topographical diffusion

The new sedimentation and topographical diffusivity parametrization in rift2ridge2D has shown to be able to generate sedimentation patterns from the ...