JPOC - Appel à projet transnational sur la prochaine génération de recherches sur le climat en Europe pour les océans

Downscaling Climate and Ocean Change to Services: Thresholds and Opportunities – CE2COAST

Submission summary

Global change will have significant impacts at regional and coastal scales on marine systems, dependent socioeconomic systems, ocean services and can strongly interact with regional pressures. CE2COAST delivers transnational added value through strategically combining national expertise across oceanography, marine biogeochemistry and ecology, data and database management, earth system, marine and ecosystem modelling and science policy communication. The primary novelty of will be an observation-driven synthesis of downscaling methodology to provide better process resolution and system representations that are tailored to regional/coastal domains and their associated pressures/services. It will compile and analyze new targeted, fit-for-purpose marine observations datasets from existing and new project observations of ocean climate, biogeochemistry and relevant ecological indicators. We will deliver Earth System Model simulations from the CMIP archive that will be downscaled for hindcasting and projecting physical and biogeochemical fields in the regional and coastal ocean providing past/future states and climate change signals. A capacity to understand and predict these impacts on regional seas and coasts is essential for developing robust strategies for adaptation and mitigation. To inform adaptation policy to ocean and coastal change, we will deliver key new knowledge to end-users through dissemination activities. We will integrate stakeholder clusters in project-long decision making for co-production of relevant science products for specific scientific, management, regulatory, industrial and ocean service applicable assessments to deliver an integrated European evaluation of marine health. It will contribute knowledge crucial to reducing economic, scientific and social disparity across Europe. We will encourage knowledge transfer through common goals with a focus on JPI Climate and Oceans, IPCC, UN SDGs, MSP, CFP, MSFD, WFD and the Arctic Council.

Project coordinator

Monsieur Richard BELLERBY (Norwegian Institute for Water Research)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


ULiege Université de Liège
AD AIR Centre Associação para o desenvolvimento do Atlantic International Research centre
MFRI Marine and Freshwater Research Institute
NUIG National University of Ireland Galway
UL Uni Latvia
Fondazione CMCC Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS
NIVA Norwegian Institute for Water Research
LHEI University of Daugavpils agency Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology
IST IST University Lisbon
Marine Institute

Help of the ANR 168,760 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: April 2020 - 36 Months

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