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Assessing the Response of Marine Macro- and Micronutrient Bioavailability and Cycling to Arctic Sea-Ice Loss

Project description

Understanding the effects of sea-ice loss on Arctic marine ecosystems

The EU-funded ICEotopes project will develop a multi-tracer approach based on innovative isotopic tracers sensitive to nutrient sources and cycling to be determined in snow, sea ice and seawater obtained from the year-round MOSAiC initiative and from multiple summer cruises to the Arctic Ocean. Combining established and new analytical techniques in trace element and isotope geochemistry and conducting laboratory-controlled sea-ice growth experiments will take advantage of cutting-edge knowledge in tracer development and behaviour without compromising seasonally and spatially constraint dataset. Results will provide a deep understanding of the effects on, and feedback within, Arctic marine ecosystems due to sea-ice loss, reduce uncertainties associated with bioengineering-inspired carbon sequestration efforts and complement Europe's 2020 strategy to tackle Food Security and Climate Action objectives.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
Net EU contribution
€ 289 732,80
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
United Kingdom

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bristol, City of
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Woods Hole Road 573
02543 Woods Hole

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 177 265,92