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Canary Islands Azores Gibraltar Observation

Objective



CANIGO is an integrated European research project with the common objective of understanding the functioning of the marine system in the Canary-Azores-Gibraltar region of the northeast Atlantic Ocean and its links with the Alboran Sea through comprehensive interdisciplinary basin scale studies. The ocean domain covered by the CANIGO project is a special region in European waters as it includes the eastern subtropical North Atlantic gyre, a coastal upwelling zone, the Mediterranean-Atlantic exchange, and the deposition of particle fluxes from the Sahara. This combination of large scale phenomena makes it a key region for global scale processes. The understanding of the physical fluxes and the related biological and geochemical processes thus contributes to the scientific knowledge in the much wider context of climate change and the carbon budget.
The main goals studies of :
- mass, heat and nutrient transports in the Azores Current, their contribution to the Eastern Boundary Current, the effects of topography and islands on the flow, the interaction with the upwelling regime and the role of mesoscale variability,
- biogeochemical processes controlling the carbon flux in the upper ocean, including the air-sea exchange, the chemistry of the carbon cycle, and nutrient changes associated with assimilation and sedimentation. - fluxes of dissolved and particulate matter in the water column and across the sediment-water interface and flux variability through the last glacial- interglacial cycle,
- exchange of heat and water and biogeochemical fluxes between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, control mechanisms in the Straits of Gibraltar, and the ecology of the Gibraltar-Alboran area,
- the spreading and divergence of Mediterranean Water, including the effects of entrainment and bottom topography the processes originating the vertical splitting of the Mediterranean Outflow into different cores and the generatio and evolution of meddies.
The work programme consists of observations with ships, moored instrumentati drifters and acoustic tomography, of laboratory experiments, the use of satellite data, numerical modelling and the processing and joint analysis of data. Cruises will generally be multidisciplinary and multinational. (In the coordinator budget is included the Ship cost (Total: 5704 KECUS, Requested EU: 1590 KECUS)

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA
Address
8,Avenida Del Brasil 31
28002 Madrid
Spain

Participants (44)

Ainco-Interocean "Asociacion Internacional Investgacion Oceanografica MedioAmbiente"
Spain
Address
11,Costa Rica
28016 Madrid
Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung
Germany
Address
Columbusstraße
27568 Bremerhaven
BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY
Israel
Address
Faculty Of Sciences Bar-iian University
52900 Ramat Gan
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De Luminy 163, Campus De Luminy
13288 Marseille
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
Address
Duesternbrooker Weg 20
24105 Kiel
COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES SA
France
Address
8-10,Rue Hermes 8-10, Parc Technologique De Canal
31526 Ramonville St.agne
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
6,Eduardo Cabello 6
36208 Vigo
Cabinet d'Etudes Techniques Industrielles et d'Innovations Scientifiques SA
France
Address
30,Avenue Malacrida
13100 Aix-en-provence
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
France
Address
Place Eugène Bataillon
34095 Montpellier
Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas
Spain
Address
22,Avda Complutense
28040 Madrid
Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Germany
Address
10,Sigwartstraße
72076 Tübingen
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule - ETH Zürich
Switzerland
Address
5,Sonneggstraße
8092 Zürich
European Communities - Commission of the European Communities Joint Research Centre
Italy
Address
Via E. Fermi 1
21020 Ispra
FUNDAÇAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Rua Ernesto Vasconcelos
1749-016 Lisboa
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen Nürnberg
Germany
Address
Staudtstraße 5
91058 Erlangen
GOETEBORG UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
5A,guldhedsgatan 5A
413 81 Göteborg
IFREMER - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Address
Technopôle Brest Iroise
29280 Plouzane
INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH
Portugal
Address
C/o Departmento De Oceanografia E Pescas - Univers
9900 Horta
INSTITUTO GEOLOGICO E MINEIRO
Portugal
Address
19-2,Estrada Da Portela, Zambujal, Apartado 7586
2721-866 Amadora
ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Italy
Address
Forte S. Teresa
19100 La Spezia
Instituto de Investigaçao das Pescas e do Mar
Portugal
Address
Avenida De Brasilia
1400 Lisboa
Marine Institute
Ireland
Address
80,Harcourt Street 80
2 Dublin
NERC Centre of Coastal and Marine Sciences
United Kingdom
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
NERC James Rennell Centre for Ocean Circulation
United Kingdom
Address
European Way
SO14 3ZH Southampton
NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Norway
Address
46,Bynesveien 46
7018 Trondheim
STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
8C,svante Arrhenius Vèg 8C
106 91 Stockholm
UNIVERSIDAD DE CADIZ
Spain
Address
S/n,poligono Rio San Pedro S/n
11510 Puerto Real
UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO
Spain
Address
S/n,catedratico Rodrigo Uria S/n
33071 Oviedo
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Address
Klagenfurter Strasse
28359 Bremen
UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER - GRENOBLE 1
France
Address
Rue De La Piscine 1025, Domaine Universitaire
38041 Grenoble
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
United Kingdom
Address
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
Address
University Plain
Norwich
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Address
Ridley Building, Claremont Road
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
UNIVERSITY OF OLDENBURG
Germany
Address
Carl Von Ossietzky Stra¯e 9-11
26111 Oldenburg
UNIVERSITY OF WALES - BANGOR
United Kingdom
Address
Askew Street
LL59 5EY Gwynedd
Universidad de La Laguna
Spain
Address
S/n,astrofísico Francisco Sánchez
38206 La Laguna
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Spain
Address

35200 Telde
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Spain
Address

35017 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria - Telde
Universidad de Málaga
Spain
Address
S/n,campus Universitario Teatinos
29071 Málaga
Universidad de Vigo
Spain
Address
Campus Lagoas Marcosende
36200 Vigo
Universitat de Barcelona
Spain
Address
S/n,lluis Solé Sabarís
08028 Barcelona
University of Southampton
United Kingdom
Address
European Way
SO14 3ZH Southampton
Universität Bremen
Germany
Address
Leobenerstraße
28359 Bremen
Universität Wien
Austria
Address
14,Althanstrasse
1090 Wien