4th International Science Symposium, Kharkiv, Ukrayna, 4 - 06 Eylül 2019, ss.32
Degradation of marine habitats has spiked up during the last century due to anthropogenic impacts and climate change. Temperature can be used as an indicator of climate change impacts. Temperature measurements are available globally as a result of running physical models and satellite technology. Though they provide reliable data- sets in offshore regions, onshore regions can be problematic because of technical difficulties. This study aimed to evaluate the prediction skill of data-sets from various data sources in order to understand whether they are available to be used for onshore monitoring as an indicator of climatic change. Data sets for a subsequent 657 days from each five-meter interval between 5m and 40m in the onshore region of Gökova Bay were used for analysis. Results showed that reasonable relationships were observed between data-sets especially above thermocline. As a conclusion, the data-sets can be used to understand the impacts on the marine ecosystem as well as determining conservation strategies for habitat and coastal biodiversity.