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Ice, Climate, and Economics - Arctic Research on Change

Objective

The ICE-ARC project aims to understand and quantify the multiple stresses involved in the change in the Arctic marine environment. Particular focus is on the rapid retreat and collapse of the Arctic sea ice cover and to assess the climatic (ice, ocean, atmosphere and ecosystem), economic and social impacts of these stresses on regional and global scales.

It is not possible to look at one aspect of this system in isolation; a coupled atmosphere/cryosphere/ocean/ecosystem approach is needed. Our observations will focus on reducing the uncertainty in understanding of Arctic physical processes which are vital in climate and ecosystem change and which may not be adequately represented in present models. Results of the observational programme will be fed into an ice-ocean-atmosphere model which, after validation, will make projections - with reduced uncertainties - of the rate and nature of future changes in the ice cover, ocean structure and atmospheric temperature and circulation. In parallel with this an ecosystems model will perform the same role for marine living resources. The resulting projections of the two models will be fed into an economic impact model (PAGE-ICE) that is specially reconfigured for cryosphere-driven impacts. This will calculate the impacts of the projected physical changes upon the global economic and social system, including those of the Arctic region itself.

This will be the first time that a leading global impact model has been coupled with a physical climate model to directly assess the economic impact of observed and projected climate change events. It is being applied to the oceanic region of greatest current concern to the global community because of the speed of visible change there. The outputs of the entire project, will undoubtedly lead to more effective policy and management options for societal responses to climate change, and because of this we have an extensive dissemination and engagement programme within ICE-ARC.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 703 232,22

Participants (26)

Bruncin

Participation ended

Croatia
Address
Lastovska 4
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SINTEF FISKERI OG HAVBRUK AS

Participation ended

Norway
Address
Brattørkaia 17B
7465 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 308 613,39
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECORYS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 63 252
Address
Watermanweg 44
3067 GG Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GRONLANDS NATURINSTITUT
Greenland
EU contribution
€ 315 393
Address
Kivioq 2
3900 Nuuk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 281 720
Address
Oster Voldgade 10
1350 Kobenhavn K
Activity type
Other
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 626 112
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 395 108
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
O.A.SYS - OCEAN ATMOSPHERE SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 110 372,25
Address
Tewessteg 4
20249 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SINTEF OCEAN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 296 465
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Activity type
Other
NORSK POLARINSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 323 037
Address
Hjalmar Johannesens 14
9296 Tromsoe
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
EU contribution
€ 405 720
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 450 950,24
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 240 000
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 720 954,25
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 335 136
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 131 250
Address
Henrik Mohns Plass 1
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
CAMBRIDGE POLAR CONSULTANTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 373 840
Address
Grafton Street 39-40
CB1 1DS Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ICE OCEAN

Participation ended

France
Address
Boulevard Bischoffsheim 86
06300 Nice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 339 562
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
MERCATOR OCEAN
France
EU contribution
€ 146 350
Address
Rue Hermes 8-10 Parc Technologique Du Canal
31520 Ramonville Saint Agne
Activity type
Other
SCIENTIFIC AGENCY MARINE ARCTIC EXPLORATION SA MAE
Russia
EU contribution
€ 138 250
Address
Krasnoproletarskaya Street 16 Bl. 1
127473 Moscow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Polar Scientific Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 265 042,80
Address
58/60 Kensington Church Street
W8 4DB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 7 500
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 774 515,85
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BRUNCIN D.O.O. ZA USLUGE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 122 250
Address
Lastovska 4
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)