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Probing the Geochemistry of the First Oceans with Novel ISOtope Proxies in Banded Iron Formations (BIFs): New Perspectives into Early Continental Weathering, Ocean Oxygenation and Mantle Geodynamics

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 852239

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 March 2020

  • End date

    28 February 2025

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 293 750

  • EU contribution

    € 1 293 750

Hosted by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

Project description

English EN

What do the ancient oceans tell us about the early evolution of our planet?

The oceans act as an interface between the Earth’s atmosphere, the continents and the deep mantle via surface processes, erosion, and hydrothermalism. The aim of the EU-funded GOforISOBIF project is to investigate the composition of early seawater recorded in Precambrian banded iron formations to provide unique insight into the processes that have affected the Earth’s major reservoirs at the beginning of our planet history. Using new and innovative geochemical tools, the project will focus on 3 first-order questions: 1) the origin, composition and size of the first continents; 2) the detection of whiffs of oxygen in the early oceans before the great oxidation event (GOE); 3) the relationship between hydrothermal activity and global mantle geodynamics.

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Host institution

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

Address

Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 293 750

Beneficiaries (1)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 293 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 852239

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 March 2020

  • End date

    28 February 2025

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 293 750

  • EU contribution

    € 1 293 750

Hosted by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France