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Microorganisms in Warming Arctic Environments

Microorganisms in Warming Arctic Environments

Objective

The Arctic plays a key role in the Earth’s climate system and is an area of growing strategic importance for European policy. In this ETN, we will train the next generation of Arctic microbiology and biogeochemistry experts who, through their unique understanding of the Arctic environment and the factors that impact ecosystem and organism response to the warming Arctic, will be able to respond to the need for leadership from public, policy and commercial interests. The training and research programme of MicroArctic is made up of seven interlinked Work Packages (WP). WP1 to WP4 are research work packages at the cutting edge of Arctic microbiology and biogeochemistry and these will be supported by three overarching WPs (WP5-7) associated with the management, training and dissemination of results. WP1 will deliver information about the role of external inputs (e.g., atmospheric) of nutrients and microorganism that drive biogeochemical processes in relation to annual variation in Arctic microbial activity and biogeochemical processes. WP2 will explore ecosystem response on time scales of 100s of years to these inputs using a chrnosequence approach in the already changing Arctic. The effect of time and season and the warming of the Arctic on ecosystem functioning and natural resources will be quantified through geochemical analyses and next generation multi-omics approaches. Complementing WP1 and WP2, WP3 will focus on organism response and adaptation using a range of biochemical, molecular, experimental and culturing approaches. WP4 will address specific applied issues such as colonisation by pathogenic organisms and biotechnological exploitation of Arctic ecosystems. MicroArctic will bring together interdisciplinary experts from both the academic and non-academic sectors across Europe into a network of 20 Institutions across 11 countries.
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Coordinator

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Address

Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

Denmark

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 96 693,96

Participants (13)

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ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 255 934,08

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

EIDGENOESSISCHE FORSCHUNGSANSTALT WSL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 265 226,76

MBIOINFORM APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 193 387,92

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 234 997,56

INSTITUTUL DE BIOLOGIE BUCURESTI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 215 068,68

HASKOLINN A AKUREYRI

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 269 145,36

ENOVEO SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

DR. BRILL + PARTNER GMBH INSTITUT FUER HYGIENE UND MIKROBIOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

Partners (7)

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University Centre in Svalbard

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM

Dynamic Extractions

Natural History Museum

Icelandic Institute of Natural History

V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forest

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 675546

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 897 006,48

  • EU contribution

    € 3 897 006,48

Coordinated by:

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark