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Investigating Tectonism-Erosion-Climate-Couplings

Objective

Tectonics and climate are interdependent. The tectonics of orogens are moderated by climate through erosion. Exposure of rock by tectonics or erosion is critical to the feedback which governs changes in global climate, whilst topography influences rainfall. The principle objective of iTECC is to use the Himalaya as a natural laboratory to train young scientists in understanding such coupled processes. iTECC will integrate information from sedimentary archives with work on present-day tectonics, weathering, erosion and climate. Hereto, iTECC brings together and develops expertise in: observation and modeling of the active deformation of the lithosphere; processes of weathering and erosion; study of the geological records of the past evolution of these processes; and modeling of present and past climate change. The breadth of this research provides training in observational, analytical and mathematical methods applied in Earth and environmental sciences.
The proposed interdisciplinary training will result in a cohort of Earth Scientists with the cross-disciplinary expertise to enable them to tackle the problems posed in understanding the complex earth processes which moderate our surface environment.
iTECC's objectives are:
• Training of scientists with the ability to contribute to multi-disciplinary research ranging from solid Earth processes to climate, and apply their skills in academia and industry.
• Integration of research on present-day deformation with information from the geological record to understand how the lithosphere deforms.
• Significant improvement in the recovery and exploitation of tectonic, erosive, weathering and climatic records from sedimentary sequences.
• Evaluation of the impact of elevation and exhumation of the Himalayas on climate.
• Evaluation of the impact of climate, through erosion, on the tectonic evolution of the Himalayan orogen.
• Validation of climate models, using them to verify the interconnections between tectonics and climate

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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STICHTING VU
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Bart Van Leijen (Dr.)
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€ 627 245,52

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UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER GRENOBLE 1

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France
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€ 773 345,98
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Avenue Centrale, Domaine Universitaire 621
38041 Grenoble

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Yann Le Roux (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
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€ 552 208,80
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Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster

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Mary English (Mrs.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
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€ 552 208,80
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Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
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€ 446 337,76
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Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen

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Thomas Flink (Mr.)
UGA-Université Grenoble Alpes
France
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621, Avenue Centrale
38401 Saint Martin D'heres

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Aurelie Diringer-Dagorne (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
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€ 258 148,66
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Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Nathalie Appel (Ms.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
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€ 258 148,66
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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Muriel Boyer (Ms.)
CAIRN INDIA LIMITED
India
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€ 134 056,12
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Vipul Plaza 3rd & 4th Floors Suncity Sector 54
122002 Gurgaon

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Stephen Goodlad (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM
Germany
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€ 224 268,88
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Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam

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Adriana Wipperling (Dr.)
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC (BREMEN) GMBH
Germany
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€ 193 000,72
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Hanna Kunath Strasse 11
28199 Bremen

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Doug Hamilton (Mr.)