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European Project on Ocean Acidification

Objective

"The overall goal of the European Project on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA) is to fill the numerous
gaps in our understanding of the effects and implications of ocean acidification.
EPOCA aims to document the changes in ocean chemistry and biogeography across space and time.
Paleo-reconstruction methods will be used on several archives, including foraminifera and deep-sea
corals, to determine past variability in ocean chemistry and to tie these to present-day chemical and
biological observations.
EPOCA will determine the sensitivity of marine organisms, communities and ecosystems to ocean
acidification. Molecular to biochemical, physiological and ecological approaches will be combined
with laboratory and field-based perturbation experiments to quantify biological responses to ocean
acidification, assess the potential for adaptation, and determine the consequences for biogeochemical
cycling. Laboratory experiments will focus on key organisms selected on the basis of their ecological,
biogeochemical or socio-economic importance. Field studies will be carried out in systems deemed
most sensitive to ocean acidification.
Results on the chemical, biological and biogeochemical impacts of ocean acidification will be integrated
in biogeochemical, sediment and coupled ocean-climate models to better understand and predict
the responses of the Earth system to ocean acidification. Special special attention will be paid to the
potential feedbacks of the physiological changes in the carbon, nitrogen, sulfur and iron cycles.
EPOCA will assess uncertainties, risks and thresholds (""tipping points"") related to ocean acidification
at scales ranging from sub-cellular, to ecosystem and from local to global. It will also assess pathways
of CO2 emissions required to avoid these thresholds and describe the state change and the subsequent
risk to the marine environment and Earth system should these emissions be exceeded."

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 331 073
Administrative Contact
Hélène Faradji (Dr.)

Participants (27)

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 407 799
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Inger Gjesdahl (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL
Germany
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jens-Uwe Moelck (Mr.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 156 059
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
First Name(S) Denise Martin (Ms.)
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 539 051
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Catherine Audebert (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 250 810
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dawn Barker (Ms.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 524 790
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Muriel Boyer (Ms.)
PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 613 503,29
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Loynes (Mr.)
THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINESCIENCE LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 120 759
Address
Scottish Marine Institute
PA37 1QA Dunbeg Oban
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elaine Walton (Ms.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 116 116
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claudia Piltz (Ms.)
MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 120 760
Address
Citadel Hill The Laboratory
PL1 2PB Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nola Venton (Prof.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 119 830
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margareta Ahlqwist (Dr.)
STICHTING NIOZ, KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ONDERZOEK DER ZEE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 148 628
Address
Landsdiep 4
1797 SZ Den Hoorn Texel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maarten A. Van Arkel (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 120 751
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philippe Van Cappellen (Prof.)
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 171 851
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Erwin A. Van De Ridder (Mr.)
SIR ALISTER HARDY FOUNDATION FOR OCEAN SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 62 238
Address
The Laboratory Citadel Hill The Hoe Plymouth
PL1 2PB Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Horne Trevor (Mr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM HEREON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 133 765
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sabine Röskam (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 185 780
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fortunat Joos (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 92 893
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lei Chou (Prof.)
PHILIPPE SAUGIER INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS
France
EU contribution
€ 27 868
Address
Le Foulon
05400 Veynes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Saugier (Mr.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 120 706
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rob Neutelings (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 120 760
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Gruber (Prof.)
HAFRANNSOKNASTOFNUNIN
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 97 537
Address
Skulagata 4
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vignir Thoroddsen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 157 915
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lorna Leverett (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Penny Gardiner (Dr.)
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ksenia Yvinec (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mike Hobbs (Mr.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER MEERESWISSENSCHAFTEN AN DER UNIVERSITAET KIEL

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 807 752,71
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jens-Uwe Moelck (Mr.)