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Research Field "Earth and Environment" – Programme "Marine, Coastal and Polar Sytems" (MARCOPOLI)

Participating Helmholtz-Centres: AWI, GKSS

The Helmholtz program ”Marine, Coastal and Polar Systems” (MARCOPOLI) investigates the physical, biological and geo-scientific base of global marine systems including coastal regions and, with special emphasis, the polar regions. Processes and interactions, occurring in these systems, play central roles for global climate and hence for environmental change. For this reason, the actual changes in key regions and the responsible processes as well as global changes documented in specific archives are focal points of interest. As major goal it is envisaged to develop a model system with predictive capability which includes the interactions between the cryosphere, the oceans and the marine bio- and geo-chemosphere and quantifies the impact of these regimes on climate, flow of energy and matter and biodiversity on various spatial and temporal scales. Based on this understanding, the second goal is to develop scenarios for the management and sustainable utilisation of the marine environment, in particular of the coastal zones.  Download the pdf file with the full information about MARCOPOLI.

The programme topics are MAR: Marine, CO: Coasts, POL: Polar, I: Infrastructure.

Within MARCOPOLI "New Themes", we host "New Keys".


 
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