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Development of global plankton data base and model system for eco-climate early warning

Objective

GreenSeas shall advance the quantitative knowledge of how planktonic marine ecosystems, including phytoplankton, bacterioplankton and zooplankton, will respond to environmental and climate changes. To achieve this GreenSeas will employ a combination of observation data, numerical simulations and a cross-disciplinary synthesis to develop a high quality, harmonized and standardized plankton and plankton ecology long time-series, data inventory and information service. The focus will be on capturing the latitudinal gradients, biogeographical distributions and provinces in the planktonic ecosystem from the Arctic, through the Atlantic and into the Southern Ocean. It will build on historical data-sets, and ongoing multidisciplinary ocean planktonic ecosystem monitoring programs, enhanced where possible with an emphasis on the Southern Ocean. GreenSeas will also enhance international cooperative links with other plankton monitoring and analysis surveys around the globe. The heart of the GreenSeas concept is establishing a ‘core’ service following the open and free data access policy implemented in the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) programme.
Using state-of-the-art web-based data delivery systems the ‘core’ service will make available both new and historical plankton data and information products along with error-quantified numerical simulations to a range of users. Connecting with ‘downstream’ services GreenSeas will moreover offer ecosystem assessment and indicator reports tailored for decision makers, stakeholders and other user groups contributing in the policy making process. Finally, knowledge transfer will be guaranteed throughout the project lifetime, while the legacy of the GreenSeas database web-server will be maintained for at least 5 years beyond the project lifetime.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING
Address
Thormohlensgate 47
5006 Bergen
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 149 016,25
Administrative Contact
Stein Sandven (Dr.)

Participants (8)

PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 612 981
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Loynes (Mr.)
UNI RESEARCH AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 759 300
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5008 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arne Sivert Svindland (Mr.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 313 963
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Denise Martin (Ms.)
Murmansk Marine Biological Institute of the Kola Science centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Russia
EU contribution
€ 62 100
Address
Vladimirskaya 17
183010 Murmansk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Denis Moiseev (Dr.)
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 176 658,75
Address
Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria 46
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pedro Scheel Monteiro (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 69 750
Address
Private Bag X3
7701 Rondebosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roger Wallace (Mr.)
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 310 650
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giulia Galluccio (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE-FURG
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 22 050
Address
Avenida Italia Km 8 Campus Carreiros
96201 900 Rio Grande
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carlos Garcia (Prof.)