JPI Oceans and JPI Climate have announced a joint transnational call focusing on oceans and climate, using observations and Earth system models. The joint call, supported by 8 countries with a total budget of 8.1 million EUR, will address the following topics:
- 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.
This call mobilizes funding organizations for transnational added values on climate sciences with a special focus on oceans and climate interactions. Only a strong collaboration and cohesion between the countries will lead to European leadership in the next IPCC assessments and science contribution required by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which will then trigger a new wave of Climate Services innovation for next decade. Therefore, this joint call aims at funding at most two major projects for each theme encompassing as much as possible all countries participating in the call. Focusing on oceans will shed new light on the stressors impacting on marine life and consequently on marine bio-economy. The joint call will also help inform adaptation policy by bringing key knowledge to increase resilience and adaptation measures for vulnerable areas, especially in coastal and low island areas.
Funding of participating researchers will be provided by their respective national funding organisations, in accordance with their eligibility conditions. In addition, researchers based in other countries are able to participate with their own resources.