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Climate relevant interactions and feedbacks: the key role of sea ice and snow in the polar and global climate system

Objective

Sea ice is an integral, changing part of the global Earth system. The polar climate system affects lives and livelihoods across the world by regulating climate and weather; providing ecosystem services; and regulating the ability of humans to operate (hunting, shipping, and resource extraction). CRiceS improves understanding of how rapid sea ice decline is interlinked with physical and chemical changes in the polar oceans and atmosphere. In order to plan for and adapt to polar and global climate change, CRiceS aims to fully understand the causes and consequences of this polar transition. Climate and Earth System Models (ESMs) are the key tools for projecting climate change in order to mitigate the impacts and to adapt. However, these models have major shortcomings in their descriptions of interconnected polar ocean-ice/snow-atmosphere interactions that limit their ability to project teleconnections, feedbacks, and impacts. CRiceS will quantify the controlling chemical, biogeochemical, and physical processes/interactions within the coupled ocean-ice/snow-atmosphere system through comprehensive analysis of new and emerging in-situ and satellite observations. CRiceS improves process, regional, and climate models/ESMs by advancing descriptions of (1) sea ice dynamics/energy exchange, (2) aerosols, clouds and radiation, (3) biogeochemical cycles/greenhouse gas exchanges and (4) fully coupled system behavior. This improved understanding allows for assessment of the role of ocean-ice/snow-atmosphere interactions in polar and global climate and delivers improved quantification of feedback mechanisms and teleconnections within the Earth system. Improved future projections and multi-sectoral impact assessments will increase our capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate and environmental changes in polar regions and beyond. CRiceS brings together 22 leading institutes in Europe and across the globe, including world leading observing and modeling expertise.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-CLA-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 125 000

Participants (19)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 896 281,25
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
CICERO SENTER FOR KLIMAFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 750 000
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 709 998,75
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORSK POLARINSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 685 375
Address
Hjalmar Johannesens 14
9296 Tromsoe
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 685 000
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 508 017,50
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 425 875
Address
Private Bag X3
7701 Rondebosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 353 750
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 361 790
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 348 902,50
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 212 562,50
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 224 965
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 175 008,75
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 148 010
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 163 730
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
Canada
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Finnerty Road 3800
V8P 5C2 Victoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
University of Calgary
Canada
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
University Drive Nw 2500
T2N 1N4 Calgary Alberta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND MATHEMATICAL GEOPHYSICS OF THE SIBERIAN BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Prospect Akademika Lavrentieva 6
630090 Novosibirsk
Activity type
Research Organisations