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Annually-resolved archives of marine climate change - development of molluscan sclerochronology for marine environmental monitoring and climatology


Project timeline
September 2013
48 months
August 2017
General Information
ARAMACC science is a contribution to the newly emerging field of molluscan sclerochronology/climatology and will consist of four work packages, which will address (1) the construction of a network of shell-based chronologies for the climatically important North East Atlantic region; (2) the use of data from these and other existing chronologies for multicentennial model comparisons and to constrain model predictions on decadal timescales; (3) the environmental drivers of shell growth and growth check formation; and (4) novel applications of the shell material, including the production of baseline environmental data for commercial and regulatory organizations. The aim of ARAMACC training is to develop a cadre of highly-trained scientists with a range of overlapping and cross-disciplinary skills who are fully committed to the use of high-resolution shell-based archives to increase our understanding of the part played by the oceans in the Earth’s complex climate system and who are able to apply their skills to the study of past and future climate change and to the sustainable and fully informed use of the shelf seas for infrastructure projects and other commercial applications. The specific target of the Hereon contribution is the analysis of paleoclimate simulations and the assessment of the potential decadal predictability contained in the proxy time series. ARAMACC is a network of 8 full partners and 3 associated partners. Training will be provided to 10 Early Stage Researchers and one Experienced Researcher.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
Project TypeMarie Curie Initial Training Network
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 604802
Co-ordinatorBangor University (GB)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
3.115.639229.988 229.988
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Eduardo Zorita, Institute of Coastal Research, KBC Phone: +49 4152 87 1856 Fax: +49 4152 87 1888
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Bangor University (UK), Hartley Anderson Limited (UK), Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (HR), Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (DE), Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NL), Uni Research AS (NO), Université de Bretagne Occidentale (FR)
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Last Update: 16. April 2021