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Programme "Polar regions and Coasts in a changing Earth System" : PACES

Starting 2009, the Alfred Wegener Institute will be participating in the Helmholtz research programme PACES which stands for "Programme Marine, Coastal and Polar Systems: Polar Regions and Coasts in a changing Earth System".  The PACES programme aims at identifying the role of processes at high latitudes on past, current and future changes of the Earth system. Research will focus on (1) the changing Arctic and Antarctic, (2) coasts affected and mediated by climatic and anthropogenic drivers, (3) lessons from the Earth’s past, and (4) a synthesis via the integration of the polar perspective into Earth system models. To achieve these goals the programmes rely on existing and will develop new sophisticated modern infrastructure for coastal, ocean and polar research. PACES will provide insights on naturally driven Earth climate fluctuations and their anthropogenic perturbation and consequential effects and thus provides the basic scientific understanding for appropriate political decisions [download PACES: PDF]

 

PACES has been divided into 4 research topics and 2 additional topics on the infrastructure required for reaching the envisaged goals:


 
 
 
 
 

Topics 5 and 6: Infrastructure and Large Scale Facilities

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Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Centre for Materials and Coastal Research:
http://www.hzg.de/program/coast/index.html.en