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Microorganisms in Warming Arctic Environments

Objective

The Arctic plays a key role in the Earth’s climate system and is an area of growing strategic importance for European policy. In this ETN, we will train the next generation of Arctic microbiology and biogeochemistry experts who, through their unique understanding of the Arctic environment and the factors that impact ecosystem and organism response to the warming Arctic, will be able to respond to the need for leadership from public, policy and commercial interests. The training and research programme of MicroArctic is made up of seven interlinked Work Packages (WP). WP1 to WP4 are research work packages at the cutting edge of Arctic microbiology and biogeochemistry and these will be supported by three overarching WPs (WP5-7) associated with the management, training and dissemination of results. WP1 will deliver information about the role of external inputs (e.g., atmospheric) of nutrients and microorganism that drive biogeochemical processes in relation to annual variation in Arctic microbial activity and biogeochemical processes. WP2 will explore ecosystem response on time scales of 100s of years to these inputs using a chrnosequence approach in the already changing Arctic. The effect of time and season and the warming of the Arctic on ecosystem functioning and natural resources will be quantified through geochemical analyses and next generation multi-omics approaches. Complementing WP1 and WP2, WP3 will focus on organism response and adaptation using a range of biochemical, molecular, experimental and culturing approaches. WP4 will address specific applied issues such as colonisation by pathogenic organisms and biotechnological exploitation of Arctic ecosystems. MicroArctic will bring together interdisciplinary experts from both the academic and non-academic sectors across Europe into a network of 20 Institutions across 11 countries.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geochemistry/biogeochemistry

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 96 693,96

Participants (13)

ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Avenue Guy De Collongue 36
69134 Ecully
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Sutherland Building College Street
NE1 8ST Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 255 934,08
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIDGENOSSICHEN FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUR WALD SCHNEE UND LANDSCHAFT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 265 226,76
Address
Zuercherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
MBIOINFORM APS

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 193 387,92
Address
Annebergvej 16
2700 Bronshoj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 234 997,56
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTUL DE BIOLOGIE BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 215 068,68
Address
Splaiul Independentei 296
060031 Bucuresti
Activity type
Research Organisations
HASKOLINN A AKUREYRI
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 269 145,36
Address
Solborg V Nordurslod
600 Akureyri
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HYDREKA ENOVEO SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
51 Avenue Rosa Parks
69009 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Visualisation Centre Penglais
SY23 3BF Aberystwyth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DR. BRILL + PARTNER GMBH INSTITUT FUER HYGIENE UND MIKROBIOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Stiegstueck 34
22339 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (7)

UNIVERSITETSSENTERET PA SVALBARD AS
Norway
Address
Sjoskrenten 1
9171 Longyearbyen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM
Germany
Address
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Dynamic Extractions
United Kingdom
Address
Plymouth Road - Slough Trading Estate 890
SL1 4LP Slough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
United Kingdom
Address
Cromwell Road
SW7 5BD London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Icelandic Institute of Natural History
Iceland
Address
Urriðaholtsstræti 6-8
IS-210 Garðabær
Activity type
Research Organisations
V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forest
Russia
Address

Krasnoyarsk
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments