Program and Agenda

Abstract

LAGRANGIAN TRANSPORT AND CONNECTIVITY IN THE SOUTHERN ADRIATIC SEA FROM SURFACE DRIFTERS, AND HF RADAR OBSERVATIONS

The Lagrangian circulation in the southern Adriatic Sea is investigated to determine how currents affect population connectivity. Lagrangian transport pathways are identified using a combination of GPS-tracked surface drifters and HF radar surface current observations. This study has been carried out under the framework of the CoCoNET and SSD PESCA projects and has two main goals: a) to provide inputs for planning a network of Marine Protected Areas; and b) to investigate biological transport near the Gargano Peninsula and in the Gulf of Manfredonia. The Gulf of Manfredonia has been identified as an important recruitment area for several economically significant fisheries. The Gulf of Manfredonia, however, is not an area of active spawning, suggesting that larvae are transported to the area from elsewhere in the Adriatic.

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Authors

Carlson, D. F., CNR-ISMAR, La Spezia, Italy, daniel.carlson@sp.ismar.cnr.it

Mantovani, C., CNR-ISMAR, La Spezia/Centro Didattico Polifunzionale, Università di Parma, Italy, carlo.mantovani@cnr.it

Corgnati, L. P., CNR-ISMAR, La Spezia, Italy, lorenzo.corgnati@sp.ismar.cnr.it

Magaldi, M. G., CNR-ISMAR, La Spezia, Italy, marcello.magaldi@sp.ismar.cnr.it

Zambianchi, E., Università di Napoli, Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Ambiente, Italy, enrico.zambianchi@uniparthenope.it

Details

Poster presentation

Session #:094
Date: 2/27/2014
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Location: Poster/Exhibit Hall

Presentation is given by student: Yes

PosterID: 938