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CArbon Production of under-ICE phytoplankton blooms in a changing Arctic Ocean

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 Coordinator Country France [FR]
 Total cost 264˙668 €
 EC max contribution 264˙668 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-GF
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-01-15   to  2021-01-14


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    SORBONNE UNIVERSITE FR (PARIS) coordinator 264˙668.00


 Project objective

Over the last decades, sea-ice in the Arctic Ocean (AO) has undergone unprecedented changes, with drastic decline in its extent, thickness and duration. Modern climate models are unable to simulate these changes, leading to large uncertainties in Arctic and Global Change predictions. Sea-ice strongly attenuates solar radiation and it is generally thought that phytoplankton, which drives Arctic marine CO2 sequestration, only grow in open waters once sea-ice retreats in spring. However, the discovery of large under-ice phytoplankton blooms (UIBs) growing beneath sea-ice contradicts this paradigm. UIB productivity in ice-covered regions has been suggested to be ten-fold larger than presently modeled. By initiating an international network (USA, France, Canada, Germany, Norway), the CAP-ICE project will acquire knowledge on the occurrence of UIBs, the physical mechanisms that control their initiation and productivity, and will quantify how UIBs affect the Arctic carbon cycle and climate. CAP-ICE will equally combine observational, modeling and novel technology approaches. Multiple pan-Arctic expeditions will provide new field observations on the environmental conditions controlling UIBs. Since UIBs are invisible to ocean color satellite sensors, developing a novel model adapted to under-ice environments will allow quantifying the contribution of UIBs to the Arctic carbon cycle. Finally, the recent launch of autonomous robotic platforms (Bio-Argo floats) will support the first assessment of UIB primary production and carbon export in AO and the implementation of a Bio-Argo Arctic network. These inter-disciplinary and innovative activities will establish a two-way exchange of knowledge between the researcher/fellow and the host institutions and enhance their European and international competitiveness. Outcomes of CAP-ICE will have an impact on the European strategy for global ocean observations, enhance European research excellence, and address a major societal challenge.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Victoria Hill, Mathieu Ardyna, Sang H. Lee, Diana E. Varela
Decadal trends in phytoplankton production in the Pacific Arctic Region from 1950 to 2012
published pages: 82-94, ISSN: 0967-0645, DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.12.015
Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 152 2019-09-09
2019 Philippe Massicotte, Rémi Amiraux, Marie-Pier Amyot, Philippe Archambault, Mathieu Ardyna, Laurent Arnaud, Lise Artigue, Cyril Aubry, Pierre Ayotte, Guislain Bécu, Simon Bélanger, Ronald Benner, Henry C. Bittig, Annick Bricaud, Éric Brossier, Flavienne Bruyant, Laurent Chauvaud, Debra Christiansen-Stowe, Hervé Claustre, Véronique Cornet-Barthaux, Pierre Coupel, Christine Cox, Aurelie Delafor
Green Edge ice camp campaigns: understanding the processes controlling the under-ice Arctic phytoplankton spring bloom
published pages: 1-42, ISSN: 1866-3591, DOI: 10.5194/essd-2019-160
Earth System Science Data Discussions 2019-09-17
2019 Mathieu Ardyna, Léo Lacour, Sara Sergi, Francesco d’Ovidio, Jean-Baptiste Sallée, Mathieu Rembauville, Stéphane Blain, Alessandro Tagliabue, Reiner Schlitzer, Catherine Jeandel, Kevin Robert Arrigo, Hervé Claustre
Hydrothermal vents trigger massive phytoplankton blooms in the Southern Ocean
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09973-6
Nature Communications 10/1 2019-09-09
2019 L. Lacour, N. Briggs, H. Claustre, M. Ardyna, G. Dall\'Olmo
The Intraseasonal Dynamics of the Mixed Layer Pump in the Subpolar North Atlantic Ocean: A Biogeochemical‐Argo Float Approach
published pages: 266-281, ISSN: 0886-6236, DOI: 10.1029/2018gb005997
Global Biogeochemical Cycles 33/3 2019-09-09
2019 Ann C. Gregory, Ahmed A. Zayed, Nádia Conceição-Neto, Ben Temperton, Ben Bolduc, Adriana Alberti, Mathieu Ardyna, Ksenia Arkhipova, Margaux Carmichael, Corinne Cruaud, Céline Dimier, Guillermo Domínguez-Huerta, Joannie Ferland, Stefanie Kandels, Yunxiao Liu, Claudie Marec, Stéphane Pesant, Marc Picheral, Sergey Pisarev, Julie Poulain, Jean-Éric Tremblay, Dean Vik, Marcel Babin, Chris Bowler
Marine DNA Viral Macro- and Microdiversity from Pole to Pole
published pages: 1109-1123.e14, ISSN: 0092-8674, DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2019.03.040
Cell 177/5 2019-09-09
2018 Nathalie Joli, Michel Gosselin, Mathieu Ardyna, Marcel Babin, Deo Florence Onda, Jean-Éric Tremblay, Connie Lovejoy
Need for focus on microbial species following ice melt and changing freshwater regimes in a Janus Arctic Gateway
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-27705-6
Scientific Reports 8/1 2019-09-09

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