Author: Prof. Dr. Tilo von Dobeneck

    DFG extends ArcTrain Research Training Group until 2022

    Great pre-Christmas joy on both sides of the North Atlantic: The German Research Foundation (DFG) will fund the ArcTrain Research Training Group of our University for further four years! The 3.5 million euros granted until 2022 will support another twelve promotion projects on processes and consequences of climate change in the North Atlantic and Canadian Arctic. Like the two previous ArcTrain „generations”, a third cohort will now have the tremendous opportunity to travel on land or water to the secluded Artic realm and to investigate these regions together with Canadian program partners.

    The Arc­tic re­alm is ex­pec­ted to ex­pe­ri­ence a grea­ter-than-aver­age re­s­pon­se to glo­bal cli­ma­te for­cing. The cas­ca­de of pro­ces­ses that con­nect the Arc­tic cryo­s­phe­re, oce­an and at­mo­s­phe­re re­main in­com­ple­te­ly cons­trai­ned by ob­ser­va­tions and theo­ry and sta­te-of-the-art cli­ma­te mo­dels of­ten fail to re­pro­du­ce ob­ser­ved in­stru­men­tal trends as well as past re­gio­nal cli­ma­te re­s­pon­se re­con­struc­ted from ma­ri­ne se­di­ment ar­chi­ves. The In­ter­na­tio­nal Re­se­arch Trai­ning Group ArcTrain "Processes and impacts of climate change in the North Atlantic Ocean and the Canadian Arctic" aims to edu­ca­te PhD stu­dents in an in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry en­vi­ron­ment that com­bi­nes the strength in ma­ri­ne geo­sci­en­ces and en­vi­ron­men­tal phy­sics in Bre­men with com­ple­men­ta­ry skills and ex­per­ti­se in sea-ice and ice-sheet mo­de­ling in a con­sor­ti­um of eight Ca­na­di­an part­ner uni­ver­si­ties. The sci­en­ti­fic team with the PhD stu­dents in its cent­re aims to ad­van­ce the un­der­stan­ding of the va­ria­bi­li­ty of the Arc­tic Oce­an and the cryo­s­phe­re on time sca­les of de­ca­des to mill­en­nia and to use the­se re­sults to ro­bust­ly as­sess the im­pact of pro­jec­ted fu­ture cli­ma­te chan­ges on the Arc­tic


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