4 Annually Resolved Archives of MArine Climate Change ARAMACC
5 Structuring effect on the European Research Area through transnational and intersectoral mobility in order to create a European labour market for researchers What is an Initial Training Network ?
6 Funding for 10 ESRs (ie salaried PhDs) The host institutions are spread across 8 centres in 6 countries (Croatia, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, UK) Mobility: ESRs and ERs can be recruited from anywhere except the country of the host institution * + 1 ER (Experienced Researcher - ie a recently qualified PhD) Mobility: Anywhere means just that – anywhere in the world * cannot have resided in the country of the host for more than one year in the three years before the contract begins Timing: Recruitment from Sept-Jan, ESRs start in February
7 Host institutions for the ESRs Bangor, UK (SOS: James Scourse, Paul Butler) Bergen, Norway (UniRes: Carin Andersson) Plouzané, France (UBO: Julien Thébault) Geesthacht, Germany (HZG: Eduardo Zorita) Aberdeen, UK (Hartley Anderson Ltd: John Hartley) Mainz, Germany (JGU: Bernd Schöne) Texel, Netherlands (NIOZ: Rob Witbaard) Split, Croatia (IOF: Melita Peharda) … and for the ER
8 In addition to the main hosts, we have three Associated Partners: AWI, Germany (Thomas Brey) Akvaplan-niva, Norway (Michael Carroll) IPMA, Portugal (Pedro Freitas) … and a Visiting Researcher (Al Wanamaker)
9 WP4 novel applications of the shell material, including the production of baseline environmental data for commercial and regulatory organizations. WP2 the use of data from these and other existing chronologies in numerical climate models WP3 the environmental drivers of shell growth WP1 the construction of a network of shell-based chronologies for the NE Atlantic region Four Work Packages
10 WP1 NE Atlantic marine climate variability and palaeoceanography: the construction of a network of shell-based chronologies for the NE Atlantic region ESR1.1 Bergen: Variability of Atlantic inflow (1): Faroe inflow branch. ESR1.2 Bergen: Variability of Atlantic inflow (2): northern Norway. ESR1.3 Bangor: Variability of Atlantic inflow (3): Scotland - Norway branch of the North Atlantic Current. ESR1.4 Plouzané: Construction of long annually-resolved sclerochronologies using Glycymeris spp from Iberia, NW France and the Mediterranean. ESR1.5 Bangor: Holocene climate variability in UK waters based on Arctica islandica sclerochronology.
11 WP2 Integration of sclerochronological data from multiple sites into numerical models ESR2.1 Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht: The use of proxy data from molluscan sclerochronology for model comparison and decadal prediction.
12 WP3 Ecological and biological drivers of calcification rate and increment formation. ESR3.1 NIOZ Texel: The ecological and biological drivers of calcification rate and increment formation in Arctica islandica. ESR3.2 IOF Split: The ecological and biological drivers of calcification rate and increment formation in Glycymeris spp
13 WP4 novel applications of the shell material, including the production of baseline environmental data for commercial and regulatory organizations. ER4.1 Hartley Anderson Ltd Aberdeen: Exploiting the commercial potential of sclerochronology in environmental monitoring ESR4.2 Mainz: Trace element incorporation into shells. ESR4.3 Mainz: Exploring the potential of shell crystal fabrics as novel environmental proxies.
14 This is version 2 of ARAMACC but is actually the sixth attempt to get funding for a network of chronologies in the North Atlantic, including: Two NERC Fellowship proposals by me ARAMACC version 1 Annually Resolved Archives of Marine environmental And Climatic Change DARAMACC Decadal to Annually Resolved records of Atlantic Marine and Atmospheric Climate Change Coupled and Annually Resolved records of North Atlantic Marine and Atmospheric Climate ARAMACC version 2 Annually Resolved Archives of MArine Climate Change
15 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. With this background, they will be able to apply their skills to the study of past and future climate change and to ensuring that the use of the shelf seas for infrastructure projects is genuinely sustainable and fully informed.
16 Seven network-wide training events (G: generic S: specific) S1: Research at sea #1: training cruise to NW Scotland (7 days, sail from Bangor, spring 2014) S2: Research at sea #2: training cruise to the Faroes (7 days, sail from Bergen, spring 2014) Summer School #1, Bangor(spring 2014) G1: Research management S3: Constructing chronologies using shells Workshop #1, Mainz (spring 2015) G2: Scientific writing and publication S4: Geochemical techniques in sclerochronology Workshop #2, Texel (autumn 2015) G3: Attracting funding S5: Ecology of long-lived bivalves Summer School #2, Tromsø (summer 2016) G4: Entrepreneurship, commercial exploitation and career development G5: Dissemination and public outreach Summer School #3, Split (summer 2017) S6: Sclerochronology and numerical modelling S7: Final conference
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