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Breathing Oceans: understanding the organic skin that modulates the exchange of greenhouse gases between the atmosphere and the ocean

Project description

How oceans absorb and release greenhouse gases

The ocean is a natural sink for CO2 and other climate gases. Quantifying the exchange of gases between the ocean and the atmosphere can provide pivotal insights into climate systems; however, this is challenging to do. Addressing this, the EU-funded BOOGIE project will shed light on how the ocean's organic skin layer modulates this exchange and its importance for estimating intrinsic oceanic sinks and sources of greenhouse gases. The project will focus on a land-ocean transect from South America toward the African continent and investigate organic matter control of the air-water gas exchange.

Host institution

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 960 748,00
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
United Kingdom

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Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 960 748,00
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh

See on map

Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00