"Impacts of Increased Atmostpheric CO2 on Ocean Cehmistry and Ecosystems"
Research Measure: Policy Support Research Measure
Funding Type: SSTI
Funding Year: 2007
Project Duration: 24 months
Project Type: Project-Based Award
Total Grant-Aid: €604,438
Lead Partner: Dept. of Physics, National University of Ireland, Galway
MEFS, Marine Institute
This project is intended to increase our understanding of the impact of increased levels of CO2 and to assist in clarifying future research priorities in the area. It requires the project team to: ·
- Develop national capabilities for research into ocean carbon chemistry; ·
- Improve the quantification and understanding of carbon processes - essential for climate-change models and for understanding changes to ocean chemistry;
- Provide a detailed plan for an ongoing multidisciplinary research & monitoring work programme to investigate and predict the impacts of changing ocean carbon chemistry on ecosystems in Irish waters.
The project will create new research capabilities to contribute to knowledge about ocean acidification, an emerging critical issue in understanding rapid climate change. The delivery of a plan for future research will inform policy development and research planning.
The report, Ocean Acidification: An Emerging Threat to our Marine Environment has now been published and is available to download from the Library Section of the Website under the Marine Foresight Publications Series.