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Ocean-ICU Improving Carbon Understanding

Objective

The Ocean plays a crucial role in the global C cycle, taking up approximately 25% of the CO2 we emit to the atmosphere, and thus slowing the rate of climate change. The future trajectory of this sink will affect the timing and intensity of the modifications to human processes that we need to undertake in order to stabilise atmospheric CO2 at 450ppm.

Our ability to measure and model this sink is limited (evidenced by significant discrepancies between measured and modelled C uptake) with the current frontier area of research being a suite of biological processes related to higher trophic level behaviour within the so called biological C pump. This involvement of higher organisms suggests that human activities (fishing, energy and mineral extraction) has the capacity to affect the ocean C sink however we lack the ability to quantitatively link direct human pressures and ocean C storage. Ocean ICU will measure these key processes and evaluate their overall significance, transferring those that are important into models that inform the IPCC process and in this way contribute to resolving the observed model data mismatch of Ocean C sink estimates.

We will take this message directly to the COP in support of the ambition the UNFCCC has to include the ocean C sink in the global stocktake. We will use the fundamental knowledge we acquire around biological systems to evaluate the ability of human interventions in the ocean to alter the carbon cycle and produce management tools that allow the tension between resource extraction and C storage to be addressed. This component will involve extensive dialogue with end users and stakeholders and lead to a Decision Support Tool that will constitute a major contribution to our ability to deliver the Green Deal by allowing us to ask questions around how to manage fisheries and resource extraction in a changed ocean in 50 years time.

Coordinator

NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Net EU contribution
€ 1 960 878,25
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5838 Bergen
Norway

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Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 8 000,00

Participants (23)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 1 323 950,00
Address
Anker Engelunds Vej 101
2800 Kongens Lyngby

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Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
BOLDING & BRUGGEMAN APS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 770 750,00
Address
Strandgyden 25 Baaring Mark
5466 Asperup

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Danmark Syddanmark Fyn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL (GEOMAR)
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 600 250,00
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel

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Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Kiel, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 586 920,00
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 772 095,00
Address
Rinville Oranmore
H91 R673 Galway

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Ireland Northern and Western West
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 291 375,00
Address
Via Marco Biagi 5
73100 Lecce

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Sud Puglia Lecce
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
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€ 440 250,00
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen

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Norge Vestlandet Vestland
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
WORLD MARITIME UNIVERSITY
Sweden
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€ 532 825,00
Address
Fiskhamnsgatan 1
211 18 Malmo

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Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
SEASCAPE BELGIUM
Belgium
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€ 772 003,75
Address
Kindermansstraat 14 Bus 19
1000 Brussel

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
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€ 577 770,00
Address
C/ Juan De Quesada 30
35001 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria

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Canarias Canarias Gran Canaria
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
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€ 240 312,50
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE
France
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€ 310 875,00
Address
Boulevard Charles Livon 58 Le Pharo
13284 Marseille

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Bouches-du-Rhône
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
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Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
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€ 34 125,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 200 156,00
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht

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West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,25
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
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€ 913 767,00
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen

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Norge Vestlandet Vestland
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
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€ 558 062,50
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven

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Bremen Bremen Bremerhaven, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL D'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
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€ 250 037,50
Address
42 Rue Scheffer
75116 Paris 16

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
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€ 177 111,00
Address
University Road
H91 Galway

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Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,25
IMAR - INSTITUTO DO MAR
Portugal
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€ 156 562,50
Address
Rua Prof Dr Frederico Machado 4 Departamento De Oceanografia E Pescas Univ Dos Acores
9901-862 Horta

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Região Autónoma dos Açores Região Autónoma dos Açores Região Autónoma dos Açores
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€ 0,00
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Türkiye
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€ 96 875,00
Address
Dumlupinar Bulvari 1
06800 Ankara

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Batı Anadolu Ankara Ankara
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€ 0,00
MERCATOR OCEAN
France
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€ 138 750,00
Address
2 Avenue De L Aerodrome De Montaudran
31400 Toulouse

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Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
INSTYTUT OCEANOLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 68 700,00
Address
Ul. Powstancow Warszawy 55
81 712 Sopot

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Makroregion północny Pomorskie Trójmiejski
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Other
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€ 0,00
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
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€ 319 651,25
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/c
34010 Sgonico-trieste

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Nord-Est Friuli-Venezia Giulia Trieste
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€ 0,00

Partners (7)

NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address
European Way
SO14 3ZH Southampton

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South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Southampton
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Research Organisations
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No data
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter

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South West (England) Devon Devon CC
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HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh

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Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
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PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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South West (England) Devon Plymouth
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Research Organisations
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No data
NATURAL ENGLAND
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address
Foss Housekings Pool 1-2 Peasholme Green
YO1 7PX York

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Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire York
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No data
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow

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West Central Scotland Glasgow City
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THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool

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North West (England) Merseyside Liverpool
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