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Monitoring and Assessing Regional Climate change in High latitudes and the Arctic

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 242446

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2010

  • End date

    31 May 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 942 504

  • EU contribution

    € 2 884 484

Coordinated by:

STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING

Norway

Objective

By adopting an Earth system approach the ultimate goal of MONARCH-A is to generate a dedicated information package tailored to a subset of multidisciplinary Essential Climate Variables and their mutual forcing and feedback mechanisms associated with changes in terrestrial carbon and water fluxes, sea level and ocean circulation and the marine carbon cycle in the high latitude and Arctic regions. The dedicated information package will be based on the generation of time series of 11 multidisciplinary ECVs including land cover, permafrost, river discharge, snow cover, ice sheet elevation, sea ice drift and volume, sea level, ocean currents and transport of heat and freshwater, ocean color, near surface wind field and CO2 partial pressure. Land cover and fire will use existing sources of data, with particular focus on consistencies between data sources and conversion to forms in which these ECVs can be ingested into the models. Sea ice extent and concentration, sea ice thickness, sea surface temperature, and sea level bounded by +/- 65 degrees latitude will be pulled from existing archives and data bases to complement these ECVs. Through reanalyses adequate and consistent description of the status and evolution of the high latitude and Arctic region will be provided in the context of terrestrial carbon and water fluxes, sea level and ocean circulation and marine carbon cycle. It will focus on changes during the last 30 - 50 years. This will ensure new scientific input for the elaboration and implementation of European and international policies and strategies on the environment and society, including climate adaptation strategies addressing European, national, regional and local levels.
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Coordinator

STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING

Address

Thormohlensgate 47
5006 Bergen

Norway

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 625 675,60

Administrative Contact

Stein Sandven (Prof.)

Participants (7)

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 381 618,80

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 404 776

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 390 168

Scientific foundation Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 175 780,80

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 443 714,80

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 402 750

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 242446

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2010

  • End date

    31 May 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 942 504

  • EU contribution

    € 2 884 484

Coordinated by:

STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING

Norway