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BFM Official Release Meeting

BFM Official Release Meeting

Bologna University (UNIBO), the National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS) and the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climatic Change (CMCC) joined forces to develop, use and disseminate an open source marine biogeochemical numerical model fully usable in coupled mode with ocean general circulation models. The model is the BFM (Biogeochemical Flux Model). In order to develop and promote its use by the largest possible audience, the three institutions formed a consortium aimed to improve, manage and distribute the model. Jointly with the official opening of the BFM web site, the consortium invite the marine science community to attend a 'BFM official release meeting' that will be held on March 19 2013 at the CMCC premises in Bologna. The aim of the meeting is to illustrate the model characteristics, provide highlights about the underlying theory and assumptions adopted to describe and simulate the marine biogeochemical cycling, the technicalities of the computer code and explore the possibilities for increasing the users audience and the potential Consortium Members. We encourage the interested community to participate. Attached you find the meeting Agenda and also some logistic information. The BFM Scientific Steering Committee: Simona Masina Nadia Pinardi Cosimo Solidoro Marcello Vichi Marco Zavatarelli