International GLOBEC records and publications
Scope and Content Note
The International GLOBEC records and publications consist of reports, newsletters, minutes, and publications relating to the Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics Program (GLOBEC).
Language of Materials
Open: materials are available for research.
Copyright: Permission to publish material from the collection must be authorized by the Institution Archivist.
GLOBEC, a study of Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics, was initiated in 1990 by the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, and incorporated into the IGBP Core Element structure in 1995. The GLOBEC Science Plan was published in 1997, which set out the GLOBEC goal as: “To advance our understanding of the structure and functioning of the global ocean ecosystem, its major subsystems, and its response to physical forcing so that a capability can be developed to forecast the responses of the marine ecosystem to global change”.
GLOBEC considered “global change” in a broad sense to encompass the gradual processes of climate change as a result of greenhouse warming and their impacts on marine systems, as well as those shorter-term changes resulting from anthropogenic pressures such as population growth in coastal areas, increased pollution, overfishing, changing fishing practices and changing human uses of the seas.
Throughout GLOBEC the programme was managed by a Scientific Steering Committee and GLOBEC research was organised around four foci. The work was initially developed within four Regional Programmes and in 2004 two additional programmes began their research activities. A final regional programme, ICED, grew out of Southern Ocean GLOBEC in the final years of the programme.
[Information taken from the GLOBEC website.]
2 boxes (2.5 lin. ft.)
The records were kept at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory prior to their transfer to the Data Library and Archives.
The records were received via mail from the Plymouth Marine Laboratory in Plymouth, Devon, UK on November 8, 2010.
First-level processing completed by David Sherman in November 2010.
- A Guide to the International GLOBEC records and publications, 1993-2010
- David Sherman
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written inEnglish