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

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.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

GENT UNIVERSITY
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Belgium

Participants (13)

CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL MARINE EXPLORATION
Ukraine
Address
Balaklavskaya Street 11
99011 Sevastopol
DEMOCRITUS UNIVERSITY OF THRACE
Greece
Address
Vas Sofias 1
67100 Xanthi
GEOMAR Forschungszentrum für marine Geowissenschaften an der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kie
Germany
Address
Wischhofsstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
IBES - INTERNATIONAL BUREAU FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Belgium
Address
Rue Audrey Hepburn 9/13
1090 Bruxelles
INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
Address
First May Street 40
9000 Varna
ISO4 S.S
Italy
Address
Strada Del Lionetto, 37
10146 Torino (Turin)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOECOLOGY
Romania
Address
Dimitrie Onciul Street 23-25
70318 Bucuresti
SHIPPING COMPANY GESS AND CO. LTD.
Ukraine
Address
Balaklavskaya Street 11
99 011 Sevastopol
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Switzerland
Address
Seestrasse 79
6047 Kastanienbaum
UNITED INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY, GEOPHYSICS AND MINERALOGY, SIBERIAN BRANCH OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
Address
Prospect Academica Koptjuga, 3
630090 Novosibirsk
UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI DI VENEZIA
Italy
Address
Calle Larga Santa Marta 2137
30123 Venezia
UNIVERSITE DE PARIS-SUD XI
France
Address
Av. Georges Clémenceau 15
91405 Gometz La Ville
UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma