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Polar Regions in the Earth System

Objective

The overall objective of PolarRES is to provide new insights into key local-regional scale physical and chemical processes for atmosphere-ocean-ice interactions in the Arctic and Antarctic, their responses to, and influence on, projected changes in the global circulation and their implications for society and the environment. PolarRES will zoom into the climate of both Polar regions with state-of-the-art regional climate models (RCMs), run at unprecedented resolutions, to investigate the influence of projected changes in the global circulation on the climate of the Arctic and Antarctic. Polar climates in a global context remains poorly understood and thus climate change projections in Polar regions have large uncertainties and this hampers mitigation and adaptation efforts. PolarRES proposes an innovative ‘storyline’ approach and novel analysis methods to address these challenges. We will accomplish this by exploiting the recent CMIP6 global climate model (GCM) projections and novel developments in GCMs such as variable resolution grids. High-resolution regional projections will be co-designed with and exploited by impact modellers to produce impact-relevant projections of future climate change for both Polar regions. PolarRES will combine these high-resolution simulations from state-of-the-art RCMs and next generation fully coupled RCMs with a comprehensive range of existing and novel observations (e.g. YOPP and MOSAiC) including satellite products from relevant projects funded by the ESA Earth Observation Programme. The consortium consists of leading European groups in the areas of polar-lower latitude teleconnections, polar oceanography, meteorology, climatology, biogeochemistry, global climate modelling, and regional climate modelling in the Arctic and Antarctic. PolarRES will contribute to the EU Strategy on Climate Action and EU strategy for international cooperation in R&I.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-CLA-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5838 Bergen
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 680 187,50

Participants (16)

ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 864 687,50
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARCTIK SRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 337 000
Address
Avenue De Broqueville 12 - 1St Floor
1150 Woluwe-saint-pierre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 431 187,50
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 874 000
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTYTUT PROBLEM MATEMATYCHNYKH MASHYN I SYSTEM NATSIONAL NOI AKADEMII NAUK UKRAINY (IPMMS NANU)
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 157 625
Address
42 Academician Glushkov Avenue
03680 Kyiv
Activity type
Research Organisations
METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 794 250
Address
Henrik Mohns Plass 1
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 218 562,50
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 836 887,50
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 57 500
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 130 375
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 492 500
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 910 652,50
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL ANTARCTIC SCIENTIFIC CENTER
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 132 468,75
Address
Tarasa Shevchenko Blvd 16
01601 Kyiv
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 78 437,50
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Scientific foundation Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
14Th Line Street 7A
199034 St. Petersburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Huashan Road 1954
200030 Shanghai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments