Recent changes in oceanic plankton are being reported at unprecedented rates. Most changes are related to environmental factors and many were identified as driven by climate, either through natural cycles or by anthropogenic effects. However, the separation of both effects is difficult because of the small size of most observational series. Moreover, some changes are related to trends and cycles while others were perceived as abrupt ecosystem shifts, often synchronized over large spatial scales.
As part of the activities of The Fourth Symposium on Decadal Variability of the North Atlantic and
its Marine Ecosystems: 2010–2019 (https://decadal2022.imr.no/), from
20–22 June 2022 in Bergen, Norway,
opened Theme Session 2 (Decadal change and trends in North Atlantic/sub‐Arctic plankton and their ecosystems) with a keynote lecture entitled "Plankton in the new millennium: synchronic multidecadal trends and regime shifts".
Oceans are the origin of life, connecting us all. However, climate change has led to the emergence of numerous challenges for oceans today. The MDPI journal OCEANS is honored to announce a new Special Issue to celebrate the World Oceans Day 2022 (June 8). The scope of this Special Issue includes but is not limited to ocean complexity, ocean impacts and challenges, and resilience and innovation. We encourage researchers from all areas of ocean science to submit abstracts for this Special Issue. We will then make a decision on the full manuscripts for this Special Issue or as a regular paper. Let us all take action together to preserve our ocean.
OCEANS is an open-access journal that normally charges authors a fee. However, MDPI has agreed to publish papers that have been prepared for this important issue free of any charge.
This will be a dynamic Special Issue, and articles will be published as soon as the reviewers and editors are ready to accept them, without waiting for the deadline for the entire Special Issue to arrive.
Dr. Sam Dupont
Prof. Dr. Antonio Bode
Dr. Michael W. Lomas
Prof. Dr. Pere Masqué
Dr. Diego Macías
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 8 June 2022.