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Training network on reactive geological systems from the mantle to the abyssal sub-seafloor

Objective

"ABYSS is a training and career development platform for young scientists in Geodynamics, Mineralogy, Hydrodynamics, Thermodynamics and (Bio-)Geochemistry focusing on mid-ocean ridge processes and their environmental and economic impacts. It brings together 10 European research groups internationally recognized for their excellence in complementary disciplines and 4 Associated Partners from the Private Sector. ABYSS will provide training for 12 Early Stage Researchers and 3 Experienced Researchers through a structured and extensive program of collaboration, training and student exchange. ABYSS aims at developing the scientific skills and multi-disciplinary approaches to make significant advances in the understanding of the coupled tectonic, magmatic, hydrothermal and (bio-)geochemical mechanisms that control the structure and composition of the oceanic lithosphere and the microbial habitats it provides. An improved understanding of these complex processes is critical to assess the resource potential of the deep-sea. ABYSS will specifically explore processes with implications for economy and policy-making such as carbonation (CO2 storage), hydrogen production (energy generation) and the formation of ore-deposits. ABYSS will also emphasize the importance of interfacial processes between the deep Earth and its outer envelopes, including microbial ecosystems with relevance to deep carbon cycling and life growth on the Primitive Earth. The ABYSS training and outreach programme is set up to promote synergies between research and industry, general public and policy makers. The main outcome of ABYSS will be twofold (i) develop a perennial network of young scientists, sharing a common technical and scientific culture for bridging the gaps in process understanding and make possible the exploitation of far off-shore mining of marine resources; (ii) to address the need to develop pertinent policies at the European and international level for preserving these unique environments."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geology/mineralogy

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 948 188,06
Administrative Contact
Jocelyn Mere (Mr.)

Participants (9)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 480 643,25
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
María Angeles López Vázquez (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 562 988,80
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yan Qiao (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 348,88
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Flink (Mr.)
INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 283 228,66
Address
Rue Jussieu 1
75238 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rosa Bernal Carrera (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 268 117,97
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vincenza Viviana Iraca' (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 268 117,97
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gabriella Lucchetti (Prof.)
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 348,88
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juergen Koepke (Prof.)
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 322 198,38
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Petter Gøde Hovind (Mr.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 538 884,06
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Torunn Haugrønning (Ms.)