The project has the goal of providing more comprehensive and reliable information to climate scientists and politicians who must make decisions about climate actions. It will rely on collecting existing knowledge from databases and will generate new knowledge where gaps are identified.
A better understanding of the importance of the biological processes that enable the ocean to absorb carbon dioxide will have economic and social implications. The project will therefore address how changes in these processes will affect the tourism, aquaculture and fisheries sectors and how their responses may in turn affect these processes. In addition, it will address how this knowledge can be used to improve management.
The OCEAN CERTAIN project has 11 partners from 8 European countries, Chile and Australia. The project will run for four years and has an overall budget of approximately €9 million. NTNU initiated the project and is the project coordinator.
The partners are:
NTNU- Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
UIB- University of Bergen, Norway
GEOMAR- Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany
VITO- Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek N.V. (The Flemish Institute for Technological Research), Belgium
DEU- Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey
UGOT- University of Gothenburg, Sweden
GRIFFITH- Griffith University, Australia
UACH- Austral University of Chile, Chile
CNR- The National Research Council, Italy
CEFAS- The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK
TALCA- University of Talca, Chile