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Changes in carbon uptake and emissions by oceans in a changing climate

Objective

CARBOCHANGE will provide the best possible process-based quantification of net ocean carbon uptake under changing climate conditions using past and present ocean carbon cycle changes for a better prediction of future ocean carbon uptake. We will improve the quantitative understanding of key biogeochemical and physical processes through a combination of observations and models. We will upscale new process understanding to large-scale integrative feedbacks of the ocean carbon cycle to climate change and rising carbon dioxide concentrations. We will quantify the vulnerability of the ocean carbon sources and sinks in a probabilistic sense using cutting edge coupled Earth system models under a spectrum of emission scenarios including climate stabilisation scenarios as required for the 5th IPCC assessment report. The drivers for the vulnerabilities will be identified. The most actual observations of the changing ocean carbon sink will be systematically integrated with the newest ocean carbon models, a coupled land-ocean model, an Earth system model of intermediate complexity, and fully fledged Earth system models through a spectrum of data assimilation methods as well as advanced performance assessment tools. Results will be optimal process descriptions and most realistic error margins for future ocean carbon uptake quantifications with models under the presently available observational evidence. The project will deliver calibrated future evolutions of ocean pH and carbonate saturation as required by the research community on ocean acidification in the EU project EPOCA and further projects in this field. The time history of atmosphere-ocean carbon fluxes past, present, and future will be synthesised globally as well as regionally for the transcontinental RECCAP project. Observations and model results will merge into GEOSS/GEO through links with the European coordination action COCOS and will prepare the marine branch of the European Research Infrastructure ICOS.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 733 542
Administrative Contact
Inger Gjesdahl (Ms.)

Participants (29)

VITUSLAB V/JORGEN BENDTSEN
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 26 652
Address
Fruebjergvej - Symbion Science Park 3
2100 O Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jørgen Bendtsen (Dr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 67 200
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bruno Raguenes (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 414 084
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Muriel Boyer (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
EU contribution
€ 567 576
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elena Billi-Rizza (Dr.)
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 409 812
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Catherine Audebert (Ms.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 149 562
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Claudia Piltz
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 158 280
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ute Walther (Ms.)
HAFRANNSOKNASTOFNUNIN
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 78 456
Address
Skulagata 4
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vignir Thoroddsen (Mr.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 83 160
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roger Sweetman (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE HALIEUTIQUE
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 61 292
Address
Rue Tiznit 2
20000 Casablanca
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Abdelfattah Assabir (Mr.)
STICHTING NIOZ, KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ONDERZOEK DER ZEE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 189 999
Address
Landsdiep 4
1797 SZ Den Hoorn Texel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pieter J.C. Honkoop (Dr.)
STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 280 417
Address
Thormohlensgate 47
5006 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lars Gunnar Veland (Mr.)
UNI RESEARCH AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 438 381
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5008 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arne Sivert Svindland (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 343 649
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jiménez Arroyo (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 332 476
Address
C/ Juan De Quesada 30
35001 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Conrado Dominguez-Trujillo (Mr.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 118 800
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Emilia Rung (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 208 959
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Gruber (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 419 800
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Doris Rätz (Ms.)
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 99 400
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ian Totterdell (Dr.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 146 670
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Denise Martin (Ms.)
PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 96 699
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Loynes (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 143 850
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Johanna Rule (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 565 865
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fiona Meardon (Ms.)
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
South Africa
Address
Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria 46
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pedro Scheel Monteiro (Dr.)
TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Nassau Hall 1
08544-2001 Princeton, Nj
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laura Rossi (Ms.)
DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY
Canada
Address
South Street 6299 Suite 231
B3H 4R2 Halifax
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pat Rodee (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 669 192
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Drossou-Berendes (Dr.)
CLIMMOD ENGINEERING SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 29 967
Address
Rue De Savigny 28 Bat E15
91390 Morsang Sur Orge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jacques Zegbeu Poussi (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 156 166
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Hill (Ms.)