ADEPT
Aerosol deposition and ocean plankton dynamics

CTM2011-23458
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation)

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• 2015-5-20. Participation in the TRACOMED (an ENVI-Med project) meeting in Erdemli (Turkey) to discuss issues related to atmospheric deposition in the Mediterranean.
• 2014-11-10. Publication of the paper "The significance of the episodic nature of atmospheric deposition to Low Nutrient Low Chlorophyll regions." by Guieu C, Aumont O, Paytan A, Bopp L, Law C, Mahowald N, Achterberg E, Marañón E, Salihoglu B, Crise A, Wagener T, Herut B, Desboeufs K, Kanikadou M, Olgun N, Peters F, Pulido-Villena E, Tovar-Sánchez A, Voelker C. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 28, 1179Š1198, doi:10.1002/2014GB004852.
• 2014-10-21. Publication of the paper ""Saharan dust deposition may affect phytoplankton growth in the Mediterranean Sea at ecological time scales." by Gallisai R, Peters F, Volpe G, Basart S, Baldasano JM. 2014. Plos One. 9: e110762, pp 1-10.
• 2014-9-26. Estitxu Txurruka successfully defends her Master thesis "Análisis de las dinámicas de las poblaciones marinas de presas y depredadores microbianos y los efectos provocados por la deposición atmosférica." at the Universitat de Barcelona. Supervisor: Francesc Peters.
• 2014-9-25. ADEPT participates in the MIFASOL research cruise in the northwestern Mediterranean and does a dust-addition experiment with open Mediterranean seawater.
• 2014-9-9. Héctor Romanos successfully defends his Master thesis "Contribution of organic matter to the sea by airborne pollen and spores." at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Supervisors: Francesc Peters and Jordina Belmonte.
• 2014-6-21. ADEPT participates in the summer solstice "Ocean Sampling Day" with a whole day outreach event in Blanes, Spain.
• 2014-5-23. ADEPT participates in the organization of the "Jornada Recordant Margalef: s¸ries temporals, ci`ncia i societat" celebrated at the Institut de Ciències del Mar.
• 2014-5-12. Fourth microcosm experiment to assess coastal community response to aerosol addition.
• 2014-5-7. Participation in the calibration of a chlorophyll sensor on an automated underwater vehicle (AUV).
• 2014-4-7. Third microcosm experiment to assess coastal community response to aerosol addition.
• 2014-3-13. Collaboration started with the association Edmaktub to collect water samples during their cetacean study survey trips.
• 2014-2-25. Second microcosm experiment to assess coastal community response to aerosol addition.
• 2014-2-3. Publication of a scientific paper by Estela Romero and coauthors.
• 2014-1-20. Daily water column sampling starts in Blanes at the Blanes Bay Microbial Observatory with the collaborations of the Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CSIC).
• 2014-1-8. Publication of a scientific paper by Oscar Guadayol and coauthors.
• 2013-12-12. Visit of Dr. Gianluca Volpe (IASC, CNR) to Barcelona.
• 2013-11-25. ADEPT collaborates in the organization of the MedOcean Symposium.
• 2013-9-18. First microcosm experiment to assess coastal community response to aerosol addition.
• 2013-8-20. Publication of a scientific paper by Laura Arin and coauthors.
• 2013-8-15. Publication of a scientific paper by Nixon Bahamon and coauthors.
• 2013-7-24. Collaboration started with Dr. Gianluca Volpe (Gruppo di Oceanografia da Satellite del Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, CNR, Italy).
• 2013-7-23. Isabel Marín successfully defends her doctoral dissertation proposal (Effects of atmospheric deposition on microbial dynamics and composition in two anthropogenically-influenced contrasted coastal sites) through the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
• 2013-6-11. Sdena Nunes successfully defends her doctoral dissertation proposal (Efectos de los aerosoles atmosféricos sobre el fitoplancton marino en la Costa Catalana) through the Universitat de Barcelona.
• 2013-6-5. Pollen measurements started at the CEAB in Blanes with the collaboration of the Aerobiology group of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
• 2013-6-4. First announcement of the symposium on Integrating New Advances in Mediterranean Oceanography and Marine Biology.
• 2013-5-13. Attendance to the 45th International Liège Colloquium. Primary production in the ocean: from the synoptic to the global scale. Presentations by Francesc Peters, Rachele Gallisai and Estela Romero.
• 2013-5-1. Publication of a scientific paper by Estela Romero and coauthors.
• 2013-4-1. ADEPT is sponsoring the upcoming symposium on Integrating New Advances in Mediterranean Oceanography and Marine Biology.
• 2013-3-28. Official start of Sdena Nunes as a doctoral student (supervisor: Marta Estrada) with a scholarship from Brazil to work within ADEPT.
• 2013-3-15. First annual report completed.
• 2013-2-4. Attendance to the II Interlab Meeting Barcelona-Banyuls.
• 2012-12-1. Official start of Isabel Marín as a doctoral student (supervisor: Francesc Peters) with a Spanish FPI fellowship to work within ADEPT.
• 2012-09-14. Water column sampling starts at Arenys de Mar with the collaboration of fisherman Ramon Tarridas.
• 2012-09-14. Fran Aparicio successufully defends his dissertation proposal (Tracing the dynamics of DOM in relation to bacterial activities in different marine systems).
• 2012-08-07. Alex Lorente, collaborator of ADEPT at the Medes site (NE coast of Spain), suffered a fatal accident while diving last evening. We all will miss him greatly.
• 2012-06-27. Water column sampling starts at l'Estartit with the collaboration of Josep Pasual and Alex Lorente.
• 2012-06-01. Rebeca Izquierdo successfully defended her Ph.D. Thesis on "Source areas and atmospheric processes of chemical compounds and pollen in the NE Ibearian Peninsula and the Canary Islands. Her supervisors have been: Anna Àvila, Marta Alarcón and Jordina Belmonte.
• 2012-05-09. Publication of a note on ADEPT in the May 2012 IMBER Newsletter.
• 2012-03-23. Publication of a scientific paper highly related to the objectives of ADEPT in terms of the potential stimulation of Mediterranean primary production by phosphorus deposition events.
• 2012-03-19. Interview to Ramon Tarridas (in Catalan), artisanal fisherman and collaborator of ADEPT, on the great variety of species of edible fish in the Mediterranean.
• 2012-03-15. Finished installation of the deposition sampling tower and pollen collector at CEAB in Blanes. See new pictures.
• 2012-03-15. Talk, in part about ADEPT, at CEAB by Francesc Peters. Find Video here.
• 2012-03-02. ADEPT has received the endorsement of IMBER.
• 2012-2-2. The project kick-off meeting takes place at the Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC). Location: Sala d'Actes, Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC), Pg. Marítim de la Barceloneta 37-49, 08003 Barcelona. Schedule of the meeting.
• 2012-1-30. ADEPT collaborator Sara Basart has successfully defended her Ph.D. (Desert dust characterization in Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe through regional dust modelling, and satellite-borne and ground-based observations).
2012-1-1. ADEPT starts.
• 2011-12-13. We have received the tower to built our second deposition measurement station to be deployed in Blanes. This is done in combination with project STORM.
• 2011-12-08. Official notification to start ADEPT on Jan. 1, 2012.
• 2011-12-05. Facebook page of ADEPT.
• 2011-10-26. ADEPT has received the endorsement of LOICZ.
• 2011-10-16. First version of the ADEPT web page.
• 2011-10-13. ADEPT has received the endorsement of SOLAS.