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Calcification by Marine Organisms

Objective

CalMarO aims at the comprehensive training of twelve young researchers in the field of calcification by marine organisms based on a Network of thirteen research institutions and four SMEs. The Network participants are acknowledged experts with complementary research or commercial approaches in this field. Calcification is a fundamental physiological process of marine organisms that is largely determined by the characteristics of seawater. Calcifying marine organisms differ in their adaptability to variations in environmental conditions, in particular temperature and seawater pH. If global CO2 emissions continue to rise at current trends seawater pH may decrease to levels that are probably lower than have been experienced for tens of millions of years and, critically, at a rate of change 100 times greater than at any time over this period, with dramatic effects on productivity and marine ecosystems. CalMarO comprises investigation of calcification processes and the sensitivities to changes in environmental conditions at all scales ranging from cellular, organism, population to ecosystem, and regional to global levels. Covering this important topic in a training Network will offer young researchers an integrated perspective on an emerging problem and position their own work within the framework of a concerted effort to better understand the risks and consequences associated with ocean change. Three pillars support the training programme: personalised programmes, Network activities and dissemination. The principle of co-supervision by at least two senior scientists and SME placement on the basis of an individual mentoring plan represents the core piece of the training programme, with links to joint activities across the Network. These include annual meetings and theme oriented workshops. CalMarO participants will disseminate the Network achievements in a special session at a major conference and a major joint publication.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-1-1-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 879 347
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Drossou-Berendes (Dr.)

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 556 028
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Inger Gjesdahl (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 411 961
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lorna Leverett (Ms.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 196 442
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Denise Martin (Ms.)
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 219 716
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Erwin A. Ridder Van De (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD
France
EU contribution
€ 266 926
Address
Rue Georges Clemenceau 15
91405 Orsay Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Lecompte (Mr.)
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 185 503
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Catherine Audebert (Ms.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER MEERESWISSENSCHAFTEN AN DER UNIVERSITAET KIEL

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jens-Uwe Moelck (Mr.)
STICHTING NIOZ, KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ONDERZOEK DER ZEE
Netherlands
Address
Landsdiep 4
1797 SZ Den Hoorn Texel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Theo Davidse (Mrs.)