JPI Climate and JPI Oceans embark on ‘Next Generation Climate Science for Oceans’
JPI Climate and JPI Oceans will be organising a joint transnational call with a focus on oceans and climate interactions. The action is expected to make up to 6.6 million EUR available by partner organisations from seven European countries. Focusing on oceans is expected to shed new light on the stressors impacting on marine life and consequently on marine bio-economy. The joint call aims to help inform adaptation policy by bringing key knowledge to increase resilience and adaptation measures for vulnerable areas, especially in coastal and low island areas.
The following topics can be addressed, using observations and Earth system models:
- Strengthening our understanding of climate variability and extremes resulting from the interactions with the oceans such as extratropical and tropical cyclones, and how they are affected by climate change on a range of time scales;
- Improving the representation of air-sea interactions, physical and biogeochemical ocean processes in Earth System Models to better represent small-scale non-linear processes as well as water, energy and carbon cycles. Model-data analyses using innovative approaches will be welcome;
- Improving estimates of climate change induced modifications of ocean physics and ocean chemistry, associated with biogeochemical cycles, including ocean acidification and carbon sequestration.
The call is expected to open in February 2019.