Turning the Tide: Towards Marine Carbon Observation 2.0
Together with colleagues from the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research (GEOMAR), the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW), the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), the Bundesamt fuer Schifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), and Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), researchers of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) aim to take marine carbon observations to the next level in a new project.
Funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) for a duration of three years, the project C-SCOPE was officially kicked off on 11 February in a virtual meeting. The interdisciplinary team aims to improve data quality, fill observation gaps, and improve knowledge production on marine CO2 across multiple observation networks and stakeholders, focusing on three key regions: the North Atlantic thermohaline circulation system, the Baltic Sea and the Amazon rainforest system in South America.
At DIE, Director Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge (Project Lead), Mirja Schoderer (Post-Doc) and Ramona Hägele (PhD) will assess how knowledge on marine CO2 observations is produced. They will look into the cognitive, technological, social and political processes that play a role in knowledge production within the research project itself, as well as practices and structures of inter- and transdisciplinary scientific collaboration. Engaging closely with diverse stakeholders, the project aims to develop a concept for relevant, reliable and accessible ocean science under the headline of Open Ocean Science and to address existing inequalities and power dynamics in marine carbon observations, contributing to an engaging ocean with more equitable data access as part of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
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