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Enhancing prediction of tropical Atlantic climate and its impacts

Objective

Tropical Atlantic climate recently experienced pronounced shifts of great socio-economic importance. The oceanic changes were largest in the eastern boundary upwelling systems. African countries bordering the Atlantic strongly depend upon their ocean - societal development, fisheries, and tourism. They were strongly affected by these climatic changes and will face important adaptation challenges associated with global warming. Furthermore, these upwelling regions are also of great climatic importance, playing a key role in regulating global climate.

Paradoxically, the Tropical Atlantic is a region of key uncertainty in earth-climate system: state-of-the-art climate models exhibit large systematic error, climate change projections are highly uncertain, and it is largely unknown how climate change will impact marine ecosystems. PREFACE aims to address these interconnected issues, and has the following goals:

• To reduce uncertainties in our knowledge of the functioning of Tropical Atlantic climate.
• To improve climate prediction and the quantification of climate change impacts in the region.
• To improve understanding of the cumulative effects of the multiple stressors of climate variability, greenhouse induced climate change, and fisheries on marine ecosystems, and ecosystem services (e.g., fisheries, coastal vulnerability).
• To assess the socio-economic vulnerabilities and evaluate the resilience of Atlantic African fishing communities to climate-driven ecosystem shifts and global markets.

To meet these goals we bring together European and African expertise to combine regional and global scale modelling capabilities, field experiments and observation systems. Our target region includes areas more affected by climate change and by its consequences, European outermost regions, and African countries bordering the Atlantic.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 464 243
Administrative Contact
Liv-Grethe Gudmundsen (Ms.)

Participants (29)

INSTITUT FUER OSTSEEFORSCHUNG WARNEMUENDE AN DER UNIVERSITAET ROSTOCK

Participation ended

Germany
Address
15 Seestrasse
18119 Rostock
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cornelia Döring
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 281 646
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bjarne Friis Ploumark (Mr.)
CERFACS CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE SOCIETE CIVILE
France
EU contribution
€ 321 600
Address
Avenue G Coriolis 42
31057 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dominique Roffi (Mr.)
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 972 908
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean Albergel (Mr.)
METEO-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 355 172
Address
Avenue De Paris 73
94165 Saint Mande Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sebastien Rolland (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
EU contribution
€ 479 590
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ouerdia Oumohand (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 934 704
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Drossou-Berendes (Dr.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR OSTSEEFORSCHUNG WARNEMUNDE STIFTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 502 340
Address
Seestrasse 15
18119 Rostock
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cornelia Döring
JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Germany
EU contribution
€ 352 930
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Heino Fock (Dr.)
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 392 380
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anja Uhlenbrok (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 282 890
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefania Quaderni (Ms.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 352 612
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Albertus Holtslag (Prof.)
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 509 772
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Turid Stamnesfet Loddengaard (Mrs.)
UNI RESEARCH AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 277 260
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5008 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arne Sivert Svindland (Dr.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE CIENCIES DEL CLIMA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 98 301,82
Address
Carrer Doctor Trueta 203 3R Pis
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Doblas-Reyes (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 408 624
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
María Isabel Rodríguez Villa (Mrs.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 89 493
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tom Reynolds (Mr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACAO PESQUEIRA
Angola
EU contribution
€ 72 275
Address
Rua Mortala Mohamed
Luanda
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pedro Tchipalanga (Mr.)
MINISTRY OF FISHERIES AND MARINE RESOURCES
Namibia
EU contribution
€ 72 275
Address
Brendan Simbwaye Square, Block C - Corner Of Uhland & Goethe Streets
Windhoek
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anja Van Der Plas (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 165 600
Address
Private Bag X3
7701 Rondebosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mathieu Rouault (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DAS PESCAS
Cape Verde
EU contribution
€ 72 275
Address
Cova De Inglesa
- Mindelo - San Vicente
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Ferreira Santos (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE HALIEUTIQUE
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 72 275
Address
Rue Tiznit 2
20000 Casablanca
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Najib Charouki (Dr.)
INSTITUT SENEGALAIS DE RECHERCHES AGRICOLES
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 59 000
Address
Route Des Hydrocarbures
3120 Dakar
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hamet Diadhou (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE CHEIKH ANTA DIOP DE DAKAR
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 59 000
Address
Avenue Martin Luther King
- Dakar Fann
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Amadou Gaye (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE D'ABOMEY-CALAVI
Benin
EU contribution
€ 59 000
Address
Campus Universitaires D Abomey
01 Abomey Calavi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mahouton Norbert Hounkonnou (Prof.)
CENTRE DE RECHERCHES OCEANOLOGIQUES
Côte d’Ivoire
EU contribution
€ 59 000
Address
Rue Des Pecheurs 29
225 Abidjan
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Aka Marcel Kouassi (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
Nigeria
EU contribution
€ 59 000
Address
Enugu State
40001 Nsukka
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hyacinth Nnamchi (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 5 000
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Courillon (Dr.)
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 168 267,18
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mar Rodriguez (Ms.)