MITHO

Multiple Threats on Ocean Health

Advancing our ability to understand, monitor and predict the health of our ocean

MITHO30 Team

Introduction

MiTHo aims at developing innovative EO-based multistressor cumulative hazard indexes, by exploiting the latest EO-based products achieved within the ESA Ocean Science cluster projects. Combining multi-mission independent EO-based datasets, for the detection of extreme events in warming, ocean pH, winds and river inputs, and up to in-situ (BGCArgo) and modelled O2 data for hypoxia an ocean deoxygenation detection.

Download the Kick-off meeting presentation to find out more about the project (PDF, 3MB)

ESA Science cluster projects

CAREHeat BOOMs BiCOME OceanSODA MAXSS
Sargassum SOON PHYSIOGLOB EO4SiBS
MITHO30 Team
Diagram showing the various aspects of the project

Figure: Schematics of the MiTHo project. Synergy with ESA Ocean Science Cluster projects and relevant research actions within the framework of Horizon EU projects are shown.

Project aim

The project will assess the cumulative impact of multiple climate and anthropogenic stressors on key ecosystem services - biodiversity, phytoplankton biomass, macroalgae biomass, zooplankton biomass, fish biomass, food provisioning and coastal protection, spanning at different temporal scales, and advance our ability to understand, monitor and predict oceans’ health.

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Objectives

MiTHo activities will capitalize on the recent developments within the ESA Ocean Science Cluster and EU projects together to:


Provide a set of cumulative multi-hazard geospatial Products

Develop EO-based O2 detection methods

Monitor and advancing the process understanding of the impact of multistressors events on key ecosystem services

Provide the novel EO Experimental Products in support of societal applications

Updates from the project

Project update  |  23 October 2023

The MITHO project kicks off

This month the MiTHo (MultIple THreats on Ocean health) project kicked off. Partners from over 8 organisations took part in a hybrid meeting to discuss the objectives and Work Packages of the project.

You can view the introductory presentation about the project here

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