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Beyond EPICA Oldest Ice Core: 1,5 Myr of greenhouse gas – climate feedbacks

Project description

Using ice-core information of the past to face climate change of the present and the future

To design effective mitigation and adaptation strategies to the current man-made climate change and improve our ability to predict future climate changes, we need to carefully study the past. The Antarctic ice sheet contains a unique record of the Earth’s climate history. The air bubbles embedded in the ice preserve a record of the Earth’s atmosphere through time. The EU-funded Beyond EPICA project set up a camp at Little Dome C in East Antarctica, with the aim to obtain quantitative, high-resolution ice-core information on climate and environmental changes over the last 1.5 million years. This includes a major transition in the rhythm and intensity of the ice age cycles. Its investigation is vital to understand the processes governing our climate system.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-CLA-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 737 500

Participants (11)

ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 782 500
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 502 500
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT POLAIRE FRANCAIS PAUL-EMILE-VICTOR GIP
France
EU contribution
€ 2 610 000
Address
Technopole Brest Iroise Zi De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 2 610 000
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 773 500
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 128 330
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORSK POLARINSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 123 300
Address
Hjalmar Johannesens 14
9296 Tromsoe
Activity type
Research Organisations
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 452 500
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 051 500
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 123 312
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments