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EPOCA : European Project on Ocean Acidification

Description:

The overall goal of the European Project on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA) is to fill the numerous gaps in our understanding of the effects and implications of ocean acidification. EPOCA aims to: * document the changes in ocean chemistry and biogeography across space and time * determine the sensitivity of marine organisms, communities and ecosystems to ocean acidification * integrate results on the impact of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems in biogeochemical, sediment, and coupled ocean-climate models to better * understand and predict the responses of the Earth system to ocean acidification * assess uncertainties, risks and thresholds ("tipping points") related to ocean acidification at scales ranging from sub-cellular to ecosystem and local to global.

Project information

Lead
Laboratoire d'Océanographie (FR) Jean-Pierre Gattuso
Partners

The EPOCA consortium brings together more than 100 researchers from 29 institutes and 10 European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom). See: http://www.epoca-project.eu/index.php/who-are-we.html

Source of funding
FP 7

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Keywords

Modelling, acidification, carbonate, ocean biochemistry

Duration

2008/5/1-2012/4/30

Climate impacts

Extreme Temperatures

Elements

Observations and Scenarios, Vulnerability Assessment

Sectors

Biodiversity, Marine and Fisheries

Geographic characterization

Europe

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