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Gauging Ocean organic Carbon fluxes using Autonomous Robotic Technologies

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Project "GOCART" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 1˙999˙110 €
 EC max contribution 1˙999˙110 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-COG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-09-01   to  2022-08-31


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 Project objective

Climate change driven by CO2 emissions from human activities is a significant challenge facing mankind. An important component of Earth’s carbon (C) cycle is the ocean’s biological C pump; without it atmospheric CO2 would be ~50% higher than it is now. The pump consists of sinking organic matter which is remineralised back into CO2 in the deep ocean. The depth at which remineralisation occurs is the main factor affecting the amount of organic C stored in the ocean. Currently we do not understand how or why remineralisation depth varies in time, which limits our ability to make robust predictions of how the future C cycle, and hence our climate, will change into the future. This is mainly due to the challenges of measuring remineralisation depth using conventional methods– a barrier which autonomous underwater vehicles are poised to overcome by providing high frequency data over long periods. This technological innovation will revolutionise our understanding of this important planetary C flux. I propose an ambitious project to address current uncertainties in remineralisation depth. GOCART encompasses new observations, obtained using cutting-edge technology and novel methodology, through to global climate modelling. Underwater glider deployments will be used to establish the characteristics and significance of temporal variability in organic C flux and remineralisation depth during the most dynamic period of the year. This will enable new insights into the factors driving variability in remineralisation depth, ultimately leading to development of a new model parameterisation incorporating temporal variability. Using an innovative modelling framework, this parameterisation will be tested for its potential to improve predictions of ocean C storage. GOCART represents a significant advance in quantifying temporal variability in remineralisation depth, which is key to reducing uncertainty in model predictions of ocean C storage, and yet currently almost entirely unknown.


List of deliverables.
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year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Nils Haëntjens, Alice Della Penna, Nathan Briggs, Lee Karp‐Boss, Peter Gaube, Hervé Claustre, Emmanuel Boss
Detecting mesopelagic organisms using biogeochemical‐Argo floats
published pages: , ISSN: 0094-8276, DOI: 10.1029/2019gl086088
Geophysical Research Letters 2020-03-13
2020 Sarah Lou Carolin Giering, Emma Louise Cavan, Sünnje Linnéa Basedow, Nathan Briggs, Adrian B. Burd, Louise J. Darroch, Lionel Guidi, Jean-Olivier Irisson, Morten H. Iversen, Rainer Kiko, Dhugal Lindsay, Catarina R. Marcolin, Andrew M. P. McDonnell, Klas Ove Möller, Uta Passow, Sandy Thomalla, Thomas William Trull, Anya M. Waite
Sinking Organic Particles in the Ocean—Flux Estimates From in situ Optical Devices
published pages: , ISSN: 2296-7745, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00834
Frontiers in Marine Science 6 2020-03-13
2020 Nathan Briggs, Giorgio Dall’Olmo, Hervé Claustre
Major role of particle fragmentation in regulating biological sequestration of CO 2 by the oceans
published pages: 791-793, ISSN: 0036-8075, DOI: 10.1126/science.aay1790
Science 367/6479 2020-03-13
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 2020-03-13
2019 Filipa Carvalho, Jessica N. Fitzsimmons, Nicole Couto, Nicole Waite, Maxim Gorbunov, Josh Kohut, Matthew J. Oliver, Robert M. Sherrell, Oscar Schofield
Testing the Canyon Hypothesis: Evaluating light and nutrient controls of phytoplankton growth in penguin foraging hotspots along the West Antarctic Peninsula
published pages: 455-470, ISSN: 0024-3590, DOI: 10.1002/lno.11313
Limnology and Oceanography 65/3 2020-03-13
2019 Emma Louise Cavan, Stephanie A. Henson, Philip W. Boyd
The Sensitivity of Subsurface Microbes to Ocean Warming Accentuates Future Declines in Particulate Carbon Export
published pages: , ISSN: 2296-701X, DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2018.00230
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 6 2019-04-18
2018 Roséanne Bol, Stephanie, Anne Henson, Anna Rumyantseva, Nathan Briggs
High‐frequency variability of small‐particle carbon export flux in the Northeast Atlantic
published pages: , ISSN: 0886-6236, DOI: 10.1029/2018gb005963
Global Biogeochemical Cycles 2019-04-18
2019 A. Belcher, S. A. Henson, C. Manno, S. L. Hill, A. Atkinson, S. E. Thorpe, P. Fretwell, L. Ireland, G. A. Tarling
Krill faecal pellets drive hidden pulses of particulate organic carbon in the marginal ice zone
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-08847-1
Nature Communications 10/1 2019-04-18
2018 Nathan Briggs, Kristinn Guðmundsson, Ivona Cetinić, Eric D'Asaro, Eric Rehm, Craig Lee, Mary Jane Perry
A multi-method autonomous assessment of primary productivity and export efficiency in the springtime North Atlantic
published pages: 4515-4532, ISSN: 1726-4189, DOI: 10.5194/bg-15-4515-2018
Biogeosciences 15/14 2019-04-16

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