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The role of Southern Ocean Carbon cycle under CLImate change

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 317699

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2012

  • End date

    31 July 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 331 800

  • EU contribution

    € 331 800

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

Norway

Objective

Project SOCCLI - “The role of the Southern Ocean carbon cycle under climate change” aims at realizing a high-level staff exchange and networking activity in the field of climate research, and in particular ocean carbon cycle research, between key research groups of South Africa (CSIR, NTC-UCT) and Europe (Norway: UiB, NERSC; France: CNRS-IPSL). The topic to be jointly investigated is the Southern Ocean’s role in global carbon cycling. Through the exchange programme we will foster already existing cooperation between the partner institutions and establish new links through also involving early stage researchers. The Southern Ocean has been shown to play a key role in controlling the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration both in the pre-industrial and the high CO2 state of the Earth system. The staff exchange will provide a very efficient opportunity to promote joint publications and to exploit the complementary expertise optimally. The project is embedded in and linked with important European collaborative projects and large international research projects. We will also carry out outreach events with policy makers both in Europe and South Africa which will provide the respective communities with essential material for informed decisions on greenhouse gas emission reductions and mitigation of climate change.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

Address

Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen

Norway

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 81 900

Administrative Contact

Liv-Grethe Gudmundsen (Ms.)

Participants (2)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 144 900

STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 105 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 317699

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2012

  • End date

    31 July 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 331 800

  • EU contribution

    € 331 800

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

Norway