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Arctic ice cover simulation experiment (AICSEX)

Objective

The aim of AICSEX is to compare the natural variability and trends during the last century, for selected observed climate sensitive variables and coupled global/ nested climate models, in order to assess the model capabilities for prediction of climate changes in the Arctic, Nordic and Baltic Seas in this century. AICSEX' s objectives will be achieved through a co-ordinated integrated observational and modelling approach. The models predictions will under different climate scenarios be used to assess the risk for abrupt changes in the ice cover in the Arctic Oceanand Baltic Sea to assess the impact of a melting ice cover on the marine carbon uptake, deep water formation and thermohaline circulation in the Nordic Seas and North Atlantic. The economic impact of a melting Arctic ice cover will be assessed for fisheries, shipping, offshore and hydroelectric energy industries through a project dedicated industrial users reference group.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NANSEN ENVIRONMENTAL AND REMOTE SENSING CENTER
Address
3A,edvard Griegsvej 3A
5059 Bergen
Norway

Participants (6)

FINNISH INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH
Finland
Address
3A,lyypekinkuja 3A
00931 Helsinki
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Norway
Address
Breiviksveien 40
5045 Bergen - Sandviken
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Bundesstra¯e 55
20146 Hamburg
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER DE TOULOUSE III
France
Address
18,Avenue Edouard Belin 18
31401 Toulouse
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Gordon Street 17
WC1H 0AH London
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
Address
Silver Street
CB3 9EW Cambridge