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Origin and fate of biogenic particle fluxes in the ocean and their interaction with the atmospheric co2 concentration as well as the marine sediment

Objective

ORFOIS will identify and quantify globally the mechanisms underlying the transformation of bioorganic particles to dissolved substances within the ocean water column in order to predict reliably surface ocean carbon dioxide sources and sinks . Community models for particle dynamics and early digenesis will be provided. In two different Biogeochemical Ocean General Circulation Models(BOGCMS) these modules will be implemented in order to achieve a closed marine carbon and nitrogen budget. The Begums will be applied to reindustrialise as wells global warming conditions, and to carbon sequestration scenarios. Comprehensive data bases of observations (carbon dioxide partial pressure, carbon and nutrient cycles ) will be compiled, which provide the foundation for the development of the community models and the verification of results. The socio-economic impact of the modelling approach will be quantified.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE - MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
Address
399,Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde
Denmark

Participants (9)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Place Nicolas Copernic
29280 Plouzane
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De La Terrasse, Bftiment 12
91198 Gif Sur Yvette
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Cnrs,orme Des Merisiers, Batiment 709
91191 Gif Sur Yvette
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
Address
46,7 Km Athens-sounion Avenue
19013 Anavyssos
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Bundesstra¯e 55
20146 Hamburg
NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE OF ECOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Korringaweg 7
4400 Yerseke
UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE
France
Address
Place Nicolas Copernic
29280 Plouzane
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
Address
University Plain
Norwich
UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG
Germany
Address
Troplowitzstraasse, 7
20146 Hamburg