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Contribution of high-intensity gas seeps in the black sea to methane emission to the atmosphere

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK2-CT-2002-00162

  • Start date

    1 February 2003

  • End date

    31 January 2006

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 726 202

  • EU contribution

    € 2 178 064

Coordinated by:

GENT UNIVERSITY

Belgium

Objective

Considering that the flux of methane to the atmosphere is considerable in the Black Sea, the project will focus on the effects on the atmosphere of the release of methane resulting from high-intensity outbursts which ascent in the water column. The fate of methane will be traced from its origin in the sub-bottom sediments through its ascent in the water column until its escape into the atmosphere, and the methane budget will be established. Finally, the effects of high-intensity seeps on the stability of the water column will be quantified, and the influence of methane escape on the composition of the atmosphere will be modelled.

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Coordinator

GENT UNIVERSITY

Address

Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

Belgium

Participants (13)

CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL MARINE EXPLORATION

Ukraine

DEMOCRITUS UNIVERSITY OF THRACE

Greece

GEOMAR Forschungszentrum für marine Geowissenschaften an der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kie

Germany

IBES - INTERNATIONAL BUREAU FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Belgium

INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Bulgaria

ISO4 S.S

Italy

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOECOLOGY

Romania

SHIPPING COMPANY GESS AND CO. LTD.

Ukraine

SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Switzerland

UNITED INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY, GEOPHYSICS AND MINERALOGY, SIBERIAN BRANCH OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI DI VENEZIA

Italy

UNIVERSITE DE PARIS-SUD XI

France

UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK2-CT-2002-00162

  • Start date

    1 February 2003

  • End date

    31 January 2006

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 726 202

  • EU contribution

    € 2 178 064

Coordinated by:

GENT UNIVERSITY

Belgium