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Multi-level assessment of ocean-climate dynamics: a gateway to interdisciplinary training and analysis

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 238512

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2009

  • End date

    30 November 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 663 598,31

  • EU contribution

    € 3 663 598,31

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

Objective

GATEWAYS will conduct interdisciplinary climate change research on an ocean regime of regional and global significance: the Agulhas Current off southern Africa. It will provide 15 Early-Stage (ESR) and 3 Experienced Researchers (ER) with extensive multi-level scientific and complementary skills training in (1) processes relevant to climatic developments and projections, (2) efficient organization and management of interdisciplinary research, and (4) proficient transfer of information between the academic and private sectors. GATEWAYS will test the sensitivity of the Agulhas Current to changing climates of the past; the Current’s influence on southern Africa climates; buoyancy transfer to the Atlantic by ‘Agulhas leakage’ around southern Africa; and modulation of the Atlantic circulation by the leakage. Training encompasses novel laboratory-based methodologies; high-end equipment such as isotope-ratio and multi-sector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometers; high-resolution climate modelling, accessing supercomputing facilities at national high-performance computing centres. Combined with the diverse scientific expertise converging on a common scientific theme, this provides the ESR and ER outstanding research training opportunities. Schools/workshops will deepen the insight gained and stimulate Network-wide discussion. Courses on project management, data processing and communication techniques will foster generic complementary skills. Secondments, longer stays at partner institutes and internships at SME partners add to the training. ESR and ER will acquire a solid knowledge in their own specialty field; a firm multi-level grounding in the marine and climate sciences; proficiency in analytical procedures and high-end numerical data processing and modelling; managerial skills to design and carry out research in an efficient and pragmatic way. This will boost their self-esteem and outlook for seeking attractive careers in research or allied areas in the future.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Address

Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 624 388,41

Administrative Contact

Queralt Gonzalez Matos (Ms.)

Participants (10)

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER MEERESWISSENSCHAFTEN AN DER UNIVERSITAET KIEL

Germany

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 646 874,78

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 210 929,38

STICHTING NIOZ, KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ONDERZOEK DER ZEE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 609 991,69

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 420 305,10

Ministry of National infrastructures

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 223 170,18

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 296 038,59

CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 421 025,79

MANFRED MUDELSEE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 210 874,39

VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 238512

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2009

  • End date

    30 November 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 663 598,31

  • EU contribution

    € 3 663 598,31

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain