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The Group of Experts on Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) is an advisory body, established in 1969, that advises the United Nations (UN) system on the scientific aspects of marine environmental protection. At present it is jointly sponsored by eight UN organizations. GESAMP functions are to conduct and support marine environmental assessments, to undertake indepth studies, analyses, and reviews of specific topics, and to identify emerging issues regarding the state of the marine environment. WMO is one of the GESAMP sponsors. In 2007, the Working Group ‘Atmospheric Input of Chemicals to the Ocean’ lead by WMO has been established (WG 38


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Scientific articles

Hunter, K. A., et al. (2011), Impacts of anthropogenic SOx, NOx and NH3 on acidification of coastal waters and shipping lanes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L13602, doi:10.1029/2011GL047720.

Okin, G. S., et al. (2011), Impacts of atmospheric nutrient deposition on marine productivity: Roles of nitrogen, phosphorus, and iron, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 25, GB2022, doi:10.1029/2010GB003858.

M. Kanakidou, et al. (2012), Atmospheric organic material and the nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus it carries to the ocean, Global Biogeochem. Cycles.  (accepted).

Schulz, M., et al. (2012), The atmospheric transport and deposition of mineral dust to the ocean - implications for research needs, to be published.





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