How do cold water coral ecosystems participate in the formation of large seabed structures? Does the climate change has an influence on the distribution of cold water corals? How did atmospheric and oceanic processes impact the climate? How do they know?
Oceanographic, geological, and meteorological measurements at sea, analytical investigations in the laboratory, and computer simulations with complex ocean models are applied to understand past, present and future mechanisms of climate change.
The research group of Paleoceanography investigates the variability of water masses of the ocean in time and space and their interaction with climate. Multidimensional time series data collected off the shore of Norway is analyzed to develop predictive models.
The GeRDI project gains insights into the way the data has been collected as well as in storing, processing and analyzing this data – also in combination with other datasets of relevance. The Paleoceanography community is especially interested in analysis oportunities that arise along the data lifecycle. In GeRDI we gather their requirements and consider their use cases in the ongoing development of software and services for a generic research data infrastructure.
Community Fact Sheet
Research Community: Paleoceanography at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Research Discipline: Geo Sciences: Meteorology, Oceanography, Geophysics
Research Field: Ocean Circulation, Tectonics, Climate Dynamics and Variability
Research Data: Biological image data on north sea corals
Related Research Collaborations: Excellence Cluster Future Ocean
Contact: Prof. Wolf-Christian Dullo, FE Paleoceanography, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Community website: www.geomar.de/en/research/fb1/