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Resolving the impact of climatic processes on ecosystems of the North Atlantic basin and shelf seas: Integrating and advancing observation, monitoring, and prediction

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 37126

  • Start date

    1 July 2006

  • End date

    31 March 2008

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 133 300

  • EU contribution

    € 115 071

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG.

Germany

Objective

The scale of influence of global change and the added value of co-ordinating the scientific activities of the EU and North American countries to assess, predict and mitigate the effects on marine ecosystems of the North Atlantic and their services is the justification for the development of the BASIN SSA. An important step towards such a co-ordinated approach is the development of an implementation plan where by jointly funded international projects can be supported. The development of such a plan is the first key goal of BASIN.

The second goal of BASIN is to develop an integrated basin-scale North Atlantic research program, for submission to the EU 7th framework program, US NSF and Canadian NSERC for joint funding. Programmatic goals will be achieved in working groups including experts from both the EU and North America as well as delegates from funding organisations.

As a prerequisite for the development of the research proposal, this SSA will:
(1) assess the status of climate related ecosystem research in the North Atlantic basin and associated shelf seas,
(2) identify gaps in systematic observations and process understanding of atmospheric and oceanic parameters,
(3) identify the potential for consolidation of long-term observations from EU and international databases for modelling and prediction.

The BASIN research program will focus on: Resolving the natural variability, potential impacts and feedbacks of global change on the structure, function and dynamics of ecosystems; Improving the understanding of marine ecosystem functioning; Developing ecosystem based management strategies. Hence, BASIN will contribute significantly to the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) 10-Year Implementation Plan via the development of comprehensive, coordinated, and sustained observations of the Earth System, improved monitoring of the state of the Earth, increased understanding of Earth processes, and enhanced prediction.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG.

Address

Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1
Hamburg

Germany

Participants (1)

PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 37126

  • Start date

    1 July 2006

  • End date

    31 March 2008

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 133 300

  • EU contribution

    € 115 071

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG.

Germany