Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation NEXT

Advanced understanding, increased predictability and international collaboration


AIRCENTRE - Portugal

Associacao para o desenvolvimiento do atlantic international research centre

AIRC is an intergovernmental initiative with an extensive collaborative network that encompasses several institutions in the bordering countries of the Atlantic Ocean. Additionally, the AIRC co-leads the Joint Action All-Atlantic marine research infrastructure network (AA-MARINET), which two relevant pilot actions (AA-COASTNET and POLAR RESEARCH that support an effective process for TransNational Access in polar research infrastructures connecting both poles). AIRC is a neuralgic institution in technical and observational systems in the whole Atlantic Ocean.

AWI - Germany

Alfred-Wegener Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar und Meeresforschung

AWI is one of the world’s leading polar research organizations and delivers significant contributions to international research on climate, marine and coastal issues. AWI runs the Long-Term Research observatory HAUSGARTEN in the Fram Strait, monitoring the transition zone between the northern North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. They also have an updated time series of water mass properties derived from FRAM and in several key Greenland fjords. Moreover, AWI can provide updated data from eddy-resolving climate model simulations. Its scientific studies and modelling facilities are fundamental to carry out the Arctic regional studies.

CERFACS - France

Centre Europeen de Recherche et de Formation Avancee en Calcul Scientifique Societe Civile

CERFACS is a research organization that develops advanced methods for numerical simulation and algorithmic solutions. Its computational experience shows up in projects such as PRIMAVERA, which develops a new generation of advanced high-resolution global climate models, capable of simulating and predicting regional climate with unprecedented fidelity. Their participation is critical for the modelling (CMIP6) tasks.

CNR - Italy

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

CNR research group carries out studies of climate downscaling using dynamical, statistical and stochastic methods, as well as studies of high-resolution climate reconstructions and future scenarios. CNR studies on climate (sensitivity, predictability and processes) are very important to analyse the global climate models and to increase the knowledge of those processes underlying AMOC variability, predictability and impacts.

CNRS - France

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

LOCEAN is a joint research laboratory dedicated mostly to physical and BGC oceanographic research and the role of ocean in climate variability. These studies are tackled both through observations and models (theoretical and numerical). LOCEAN has extensive expertise in the South Atlantic Ocean thanks to several projects such as Cassis-Malvinas III and BACI. Its participation will strengthen the study of several key AMOC components.

CSIC - Spain

Consejo Superior de Investigación Científicas

CSIC has a leading role in the WP6 tasks as a result of its extensive networking with social actors (citizen science, civil and thematic associations, NGOs, marine schools, coastline regeneration) in city, national and international CDE projects and programs, including the coordination of the Ocean Cities structural program developed in the frame of the Oceans Decade and its new CDE facilities in Barcelona.

ETT SPA - Italy


ETT is an Italian ICT with wide experience in marine and ocean data information. ETT is the coordinator of the EMODnet Physics and responsible for the EMODnet DаtаIngestion portal, among others technical references of high quality.

Fundació ENT - Spain

Fundació ENT

ENT is a NGO with a multidisciplinary group with experienced professionals dedicated to the elaboration, analysis and implementation of public environmental policies. It has a wide experience in dissemination and awareness projects in relation with the ocean and blue economy.

GEOMAR - Germany

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel

GEOMAR is a research institution with a wide experience in the development of ecological and BGC models to investigate their impact on global change. GEOMAR researchers collaborate in projects such as TRIATLAS and COMFORT. Its experience in process studies, including the interactions between physical and BGC components, together with its wide experience in the tropical Atlantic Ocean makes them essential to the development of this pillar.

Göteborgs Universitet - Sweden

Göteborgs Universitet

UGot is a research institution with wide expertise in the Southeast Atlantic Ocean. Its participation in OASIS SCOR WG as co-chair gives them the most suitable profile to be responsible of one regional study.

ICTP - France

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

ICTP is a research organization that has participated in several EU-funded projects developing codes for running ocean-seaice simulations under the CMIP6-endorsed FAFMIP project, focusing on studies of ocean heat uptake and sea level rise. Its wide experience and knowledge in climate-ocean nexus are essential for the project.

IRD - France

Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement

IRD is involved in this pillar due to its wide experience in monitoring programs and numerical models. IRD has particular expertise in the tropical Atlantic (PIRATA program), where they will install CO2 and O2 sensors.

NIVA - Norway

Norwegian Institut for Water Research

NIVA is Norway’s leading ocean institute, with vast expertise in Polar climate-change research. Its works with key Arctic and Antarctic stakeholders (AMAP, CAFF, Arctic Council, Inuit council, Parties to the Central Arctic agreement, IMBeR, Future Earth, FEC, GOA-ON, SCAR, CCAMLR…) are fundamental to translate the scientific results to policies and general capacity.


Nologin Consulting SL

NOLOGIN is an IT private company that has supported the operational oceanography activities of the Spanish harbour authorities (Puertos del Estado) through the development of Machine Learning Techniques, gap filling the mooring time-series with data from CMEMS IBI long-term hindcast. Its AI expertise is a key value to develop the AOS-5.

NORCE - Norway

Norce Norwegian Research Centre

NORCE is one of Norway’s largest research centres, with wide experience managing large-scale ocean carbon related projects, such as ABC fluxes and COMICS. NORCE is also an international leader in sea level science and coordinates the ICOS Ocean Thematic Centre. Its scientific and societal expertise are essential to develop some tasks, especially in the study of key AMOC indicators.

PLOCAN - Spain

Consorcio para el Diseño, Construcción, Equipamiento y Explotación de la Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias

PLOCAN is a multipurpose service center with own infrastructures as Test Site. They are a singular scientific-technical infrastructure (ICTS) and members of many highlevel committees like EMSO-ERIC (Spanish representative), EuroGOOS and Glider Task Team, and participate in key EU projects such as JERICO S3, GROOM-II and ATLANTECO. They have a marine observatory through the European Station (ESTOC) with more than 25 years of continuous monitoring and mobile observing system. PLOCAN is a strategic partner thanks to its technical and innovation experience, its facilities and its participation in international observing programs.

SCIENCES - Portugal

Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa

SCIENCES has an Atmosphere-Ocean group with long experience in the production of climate and ocean circulation simulations. SCIENCES maintains highperformance computational facilities, running climate forecast and hindcast as well as process-oriented atmosphere and ocean models, which represents a major added value to the consortium.

ULPGC - Spain

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

ULPGC is a leading Spanish university in studies of physical and biogeochemical (BGC) oceanography in the Atlantic Ocean. ULPGC has deployed three moorings and five PIES in the South Atlantic Ocean in collaboration with CSIC (SAGA project), and will shortly deploy another array of PIES north of the Canary Islands. ULPGC will also collect BGC data through the project DESAFIO in the eastern basin of the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre. ULPGC researchers and technicians have developed extensive experience and knowledge on ocean instrumentation, data collection, monitoring networks, technology development and scientific studies based on oceanographic data.

Third Parties

Bangor University - UK

Bangor University

BANGOR has major expertise in ocean mixing. They co-chair the SCOR ATOMIX (best practices about ocean turbulence measurements). They also have expertise in resolving the lateral and vertical fluxes of heat and salt from new wintertime microstructure turbulence, a substantial asset for the consortium.

CONICET - Argentina

Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas

CONICET is a research institution in Argentine that has maintained a long international scientific collaboration with NOAA and USP (both associated partners), as well as with ENS, DEA and UCT, to maintain the SAMBA array, a key component of the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (SAMOC) initiative. CONICET has major expertise in the analysis of the meridional volume, heat and freshwater transports by the MOC and associated boundary currents.

Direcção Geral do Ambiente - São Tomé

Director Geral do Ambiente São Tomé y Principe

DGA is the Environmental General Management of Sao Tome and its participation is very important for the implementation of the CDE outputs in the bordering countries, including the capacity building of national technicians and decision-makers.

INIP - Angola

Instituto Nacional de Investigacao de Pesqueira

INIP is an Angolan institute that provides scientific advice to the authorities, industry and society as a whole. INIP will promote building alliances with key societal actors in the co-production of strategies and recommendations for improved solutions towards adaptation for climate change.

ISEM - Morocco

Institut Superieur D’Etudes Maritimes

ISEM is a Moroccan institution dedicated to research, education, observation and scientific mediation. Its multifaceted profile is fundamental to expand the impact of the project.

NNF - Namibia

Namibia Nature Foundation

NNF is a Namibia’s NGO that actively participates in key local, regional, national and global processes and contributes to environmental and sustainability solutions. Its expertise is focused on assessing, legislating and mitigating the impacts at natural heritage.

NRF - South Africa

National Research Foundation

NRF is a research organization from South Africa that develops, among other, high-resolution numerical models applied to the South Africa oceanic waters (SOMISANA project), a much relevant regional study for the AMOC.

Universidad de Antioquia - Colombia

Universidad de Antioquia

UA constitutes the second scientific hub of Colombia, deeply involved in activities concerning monitoring and climate change mitigation in coastal zones, including citizen-science activities with children and youths. UA is also involved in multi-sectorial stakeholder engagement in order to raise public awareness and improve the life quality of coastal communities.

UNGE - Guinea Ecuatorial

Universidad Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial

UNGE is the university of Equatorial Guinea and its specialize department of environmental dissemination and awareness is relevant for the implementation of CDE strategy and the increase of technician and decision-makers capacity building.

University of Southampton - UK

University of Southampton

UoS is a research center that co-leads a major U.K.–U.S. consortium (BLTRecipes) aimed at studying the role of bottom boundary layer turbulence in driving deep-ocean upwelling. Their experience in the study of the role that small- and mesoscale processes play in shaping large-scale circulation and its influence on climate is fundamental to increase the understanding of key AMOC components.

Associated Partners

CICESE - Mexico

Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada




National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 



National Oceanography Centre


SIO-Scripps Institution of Oceanography - USA

The Regents of the University of California 


UERJ - Brazil

Universidade Do Estado Do Rio de Janerio


U. Federal de Pernambuco - Brazil

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

U. Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Federal University of Rio de Janerio



U. Federal de Santa Catalina - Brazil

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina


U. de São Paulo - Brazil

Universidade de São Paulo


New York University - USA

New York University


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