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Arctic Climate Change, Economy and Society

Objective

The Arctic is engaged in a deep climatic evolution. This evolution is quite predictable at short (year) and longer scales (several decades), but it is the decadal intermediate scale that is the most difficult to predict. This is because the natural variability of the system is large and dominant at this scale, and the system is highly non linear due to positive and negative feedback between sea ice, the ocean and atmosphere.

Already today, due to the increase of the GHG concentration in the atmosphere and the amplification of global warming in the Arctic, the impacts of climate change in the region are apparent, e.g. in the reduction in sea ice, in changes in weather patterns and cyclones or in the melting of glaciers and permafrost. It is therefore not surprising that models clearly predict that Artic sea ice will disappear in summer within 20 or 30 years, yielding new opportunities and risks for human activities in the Arctic.

This climatic evolution is going to have strong impacts on both marine ecosystems and human activities in the Arctic. This in turn has large socio-economic implications for Europe. ACCESS will evaluate climatic impacts in the Arctic on marine transportation (including tourism), fisheries, marine mammals and the extraction of hydrocarbons for the next 20 years; with particular attention to environmental sensitivities and sustainability. These meso-economic issues will be extended to the macro-economic scale in order to highlight trans-sectoral implications and provide an integrated assessment of the socio-economic impact of climate change. An important aspect of ACCESS, given the geostrategic implication of Arctic state changes, will be the consideration of Arctic governance issues, including the framework UNCLOS (United Nations Convention for the Law of the Sea). ACCESS dedicates a full work package to integrate Arctic climate changes, socioeconomic impacts and Arctic governance issues.

Call for proposal

FP7-OCEAN-2010
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
France
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 801 023
Administrative Contact
Mélanie Pellen (Ms.)

Participants (28)

NOFIMA MARIN AS

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Norway
EU contribution
€ 776 703
Address
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bente Johansen (Ms.)
O.A.SYS - OCEAN ATMOSPHERE SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 362 522
Address
Tewessteg 4
20249 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Karcher (Dr.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 742 079
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martin Denise (Ms.)
INSTITUT FUER WELTWIRTSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 283 115
Address
Kiellinie 66
24105 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christiane Krieger-Boden (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 479 039
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michelle Hild (Ms.)
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 272 112
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Catherine Audebert (Ms.)
SCHWARZ JOACHIM REINHOLD FRANZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 113 229
Address
Alter Achterkamp 74B
22927 Grosshansdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joachim Schwarz (Dr.)
NOFIMA AS
Norway
Address
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bente Johansen (Ms.)
HAMBURGISCHE SCHIFFBAU-VERSUCHSANSTALT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 414 100
Address
Bramfelder Strasse 164
22305 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Imke Michelsen (Ms.)
NORSK POLARINSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 340 033
Address
Hjalmar Johannesens 14
9296 Tromsoe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kim Holmén (Dr.)
METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 964 546
Address
Henrik Mohns Plass 1
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Harald Schyberg (Mr.)
FASTOPT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 266 456
Address
Lerchenstrasse
22767 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Kaminski (Dr.)
THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINESCIENCE LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 344 802
Address
Scottish Marine Institute
PA37 1QA Dunbeg Oban
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elaine Walton (Ms.)
KUNGLIGA VETENSKAPSAKADEMIEN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 688 183
Address
Lilla Frescativagen 4A
104 05 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne-Sophie Crépin (Dr.)
P.P. SHIRSHOV INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 109 980
Address
Nakhimovsky Prospect 36
117997 Moskva
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sergey Pisarev (Dr.)
IMPAC OFFSHORE ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 307 726
Address
Hohe Bleichen 5
20354 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sven Hoog (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 366 900
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cristina Costa (Ms.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 351 080
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Derkes (Mr.)
ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Russia
EU contribution
€ 135 297
Address
Bering Street 38
199397 Saint Petersburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vladimir Ivanov (Dr.)
THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE LBG
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 342 222
Address
Whitaker Square Sir John Rogerson S Quay
D02 K138 Dublin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mary Dowling (Ms.)
LAPIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 359 098
Address
Yliopistonkatu 8 E Wing 3Rf Floor
96101 Rovaniemi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Stammler-Gossmann (Dr.)
SINTEF FISKERI OG HAVBRUK AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 272 811
Address
Brattørkaia 17B
7465 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dag Slagstad (Dr.)
CICERO SENTER FOR KLIMAFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 264 228
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan S. Fuglestvedt (Dr.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 399 050
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tove Lillian Hønstad (Ms.)
ENERGIEWIRTSCHAFTLICHES INSTITUT ANDER UNIVERSITAT ZU KOLN GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 55 196
Address
Vogelsanger Strasse 321
50827 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Svenja Scherer
LE CERCLE POLAIRE ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 102 900
Address
Rue Aime Morot 6
75013 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Stéphane Hergueta (Mr.)
BELUGA SHIPPING GMBH

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Germany
EU contribution
€ 722
Address
Teerhof 59
28199 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Verena Krohn (Ms.)
NORDIC BULK CARRIERS AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 63 316
Address
Tuborg Havnevej 19
2900 Hellerup
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Bonfils (Mr.)