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Monitoring Earth Evolution Through Time

Project description

A closer look at Earth’s 4.4 billion years of history

Researchers will take an unprecedented look at the evolution of Earth from 4.4 billion years ago to today, and from the atmosphere to the core. The ERC-funded MEET project will check the evolution of the composition of the mantle, which lies over Earth’s core, and the crust composition. It will study crust formation, crust-mantle recycling, and crust-hydrosphere exchange based on composition of melt inclusions and host-minerals typical for mantle (olivine) and crust (zircon). Merging geodynamic modelling with surface and climate models, the project will further explore the rate of crustal growth and recycling through time, the concentration and origin of H2O and halogens in the deep mantle, and the origin and controls of plate tectonics on Earth.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-SyG
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Host institution

UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES
Address
621 Avenue Centrale
38058 Grenoble
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 6 467 213,13

Beneficiaries (5)

UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES
France
EU contribution
€ 6 467 213,13
Address
621 Avenue Centrale
38058 Grenoble
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 767 343,75
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM
United States
EU contribution
€ 3 229 854
Address
Linden Drive 1220 Vanhise Hall 1860
53706 Madison Wi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 112 500
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 228 120,12
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations