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Developing Arctic Modelling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environmental Studies

Objective

All state-of-the-art climate models predict that the perennial sea-ice of the Arctic Ocean will disappear within a few decades orless. Important questions remain as to wether this expectation is justified, and if so when this change will take place and what effect it will have on climate on a regional-to-global scale. Such a dramatic physical affront to the ocean-atmosphere-cryospheresystem in northern latitudes which corresponds to a change in surface albedo from more than 0.8 to less than 0.3 over a surface larger than Europe, is bound to have radical effects on human activities with immediate impacts on the indigenous inhabitants of the circum-Arctic region and the ecosystem on which they depend, and widespread effects on socio-economic activity on hemispheric scale.

We propose an Integrated Project for Developing Arctic Modelling and Observing Capabilities forLong-term Environmental Studies (DAMOCLES) with the following objectives:
* identify and understand the changes occurringin the Sea-Ice, Atmosphere and Ocean of the Arctic and Subarctic domain
* improve the realism by which these changes aresimulated in models, thus extending the lead-time prior to the onset of extreme climate events
* determine appropriate adaptation strategies for a range of anticipated socio-economic impacts following the disappearance of the perennial Sea-Ice

.At a time when the International Polar Year (IPY) will focus on the science of the polar regions and on the human dimension of polar change, DAMOCLES will provide a contribution to reflect both the skills of European Sciences and the importance to European interests.

DAMOCLES represents the integrated efforts of 48 research institutions including 10 SMEs distributed among 11 European countries, Russia and Belarus and coordinated with the USA, Russia, Canada and Japan.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-GLOBAL-3
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI
Address
4 Place Jussieu
Paris
France

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Participants (48)

ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT FUER POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
Bremerhaven

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SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
Norrkoeping

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STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR FJERNMAALING
Norway
Address
Thormoehlensgate, 47
5006 Bergen

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METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norway
Address
Niels Henrik Abelsvej 40
Oslo

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NORSK POLARINSTITUT - NORWEGIAN POLAR INSTITUTE
Norway
Address
Hjalmar Johansens G. 14
Tromsoe

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UNIVERSITY OF LAPLAND.
Finland
Address
Yliopistonkatu 8
Rovaniemi

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GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Vasaparken
Goeteborg

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HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
Address
Nordnesgatten 50
Bergen

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DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT.
Denmark
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
Kobenhavn

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THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
Cambridge

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UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Address
Bibliothekstrasse
Bremen

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON.
United Kingdom
Address
Gower Street
London

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STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Universitetsvaegen 10
Stockholm

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UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
Address
Museplassen 1
Bergen

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FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece
Address
Vassilika Vouton
1385 Heraklion

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UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG.
Germany
Address
Edmund-siemers-allee 1
Hamburg

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INSTYTUT OCEANOLOGII - POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
Address
Ul. Powstancow Warszawy 55
Sopot

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OPTIMARE SENSORSYSTEME AG
Germany
Address
Am Luneort 15a
Bremerhaven

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ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
Helsinki

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THE UNIVERSITY CENTRE IN SVALBARD
Norway
Address
Sjoskrenten 1
Longyearbyen

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INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Address
155 Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau
Issy-les-moulineaux

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
France
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
Paris

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UNIVERSITE DE SAVOIE
France
Address
27 Rue Marcoz
Chambery

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INSTITUT POLAIRE FRANCAIS PAUL EMILE VICTOR
France
Address
Technopole Brest Iroise
B.P.75 Plouzané

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DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1, Building 101a
Kongens Lyngby

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ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF ROSHYDROMET - STATE RESEARCH CENTER OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Russia
Address
Bering Street 38
Saint Petersburg

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TARTU UELIKOOL
Estonia
Address
Uelikooli 18
Tartu

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P.P.SHIRSHOV INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY - RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
Address
Nakhimovsky Ave. 36
Moscow

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THE UNIVERSITY OF READING.
United Kingdom
Address
Whiteknights House, Whiteknights
Reading

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ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES INGENIEURS DES ETUDES ET TECHNIQUES D'ARMEMENT
France
Address
2, Rue Francois Verny
Brest

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THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINE SCIENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory
Dunbeg Oban

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OASYS GMBH
Germany
Address
Schanzenstr. 36
Hamburg 20357

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THE INTERNATIONAL POLAR FOUNDATION
Belgium
Address
Rue Des Deux Gares, 120a
Bruxelles

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CICERO SENTER FOR KLIMAFORSKNING
Norway
Address
Sognsveien 68
Oslo

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MARTEC SERPE IESM
France
Address
Zonning Industriel Des Cinq Chemins
Guidel

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FASTOPT GBR
Germany
Address
Schanzenstrasse 36
Hamburg

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NAXIS AS
Norway
Address
Hegrenesveien 42
Bergen

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AANDERAA DATA INSTRUMENTS AS
Norway
Address

Bergen

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AQUATEC TELEMETRY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
High Street
Hartley Wintney

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CERPOLEX
France
Address
66 Avenue Des Champs-elysées
Paris

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B.I. STEPANOV INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF BELARUS
Belarus
Address
Nezavisimosty Ave. 68
Minsk

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INSTITUTE OF NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS - RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
Address
Gsp-1, Gubkina Str, 8
Moscow

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NANSEN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND REMOTE SENSING CENTER
Russia
Address
14 Th Line 7, Office 49-n
Saint Petersburg

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KANNAD
France
Address
Zone Industrielle Des Cinq Chemins
Guidel

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FASTOPT GMBH
Germany
Address
Schanzenstrasse 36
Hamburg

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BJOERGE AS
Norway
Address
Energiveien 20
Tananger

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AALTO-KORKEAKOULUSÄÄTIÖ
Finland
Address
Otakaari 1
Aalto

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THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS ACTING THROUGH THE CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENT FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE SCIENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft

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