The International Group for Marine Ecological Time Series (IGMETS) has released its report entitled “What are Marine Ecological Time Series telling us about the ocean? A status report” (http://igmets.net/2017 or download). The report writing was generously supported by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC), the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP), the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program (OCB), and the Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (KIOST).
This report presents an analysis and overview of oceanic trends through the end of 2012, based on a collection of over 340 in situ marine ecological time series, and supplemented with satellite-based spatio-temporal sea surface temperature and chlorophyll background fields. This report features electronic supplements in the form of a Metabase (http://igmets.net/metabase) and the IGMETS time series Explorer (http://igmets.net/explorer), which allow users to further expand on the information featured in the text. The information contained in the report and IGMETS metabase is relevant for a number of Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs), including the biogeochemistry ones.