Atlantic Pole to Pole: Climate Science 2 Policy
What kind of research priorities should be taken into account in establishing a framework for international collaboration in the next decades?
The climatic importance of the Atlantic Ocean is widely recognized. In the north, the AMOC plays a major role in driving climate variability of many ocean and atmosphere systems. In the south, ocean circulation sinks at the bottom of the ocean, propagating climate signals to the ocean abysses, and participating in buffering climate change. Abrupt changes in these circulation systems could have major impacts on ecosystems and societies. Scientific cooperation and management responses, as well as long-term strategies for sustained Atlantic observations, are critical to fill in research gaps.
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Highlight the importance of the Atlantic scientific research cooperation to foster societal benefit in the 4 main areas: Ocean observation, forecasting and monitoring processes and systems; Climate Variability and Change, Biodiversity, and Data sharing and interoperability
Image: courtesy of Niklas Roeber (DKRZ-MPIM)