Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation NEXTAdvanced understanding, increased predictability and international collaboration
WP1 - Emerging technologies and observational networks
WP1 will focus on the AMOC Observing System (AOS) as a whole: ocean in-situ, remote-sensing, coastal or open ocean observing capacity, supported by international, national or regional efforts, projects, programs or initiatives, sustained or not. Considering the upper and lower limb of the AMOC, WP1 will enhance the observing capacity, and support an improved monitoring of the AMOC state and its impacts through indicators (WP4) and capacity actions (WP6). WP1 will take into account existing and novel regional observing efforts (WP3) and AMOC numerical simulation outcomes (WP5), and will provide inputs to data integration (WP2).
WP2 - Data flow and data integration
WP2 will provide the infrastructure for managing the project data via a common microservices-based platform. WP2 will build the framework to share data amongst the different WP teams, and to disseminate the project results to open access repositories such as CMEMS or EMODnet.
WP3 - Linking the Arctic to the Antarctic: AMOC regional key components
The overall goal of WP3 is to advance in the design of an effective and comprehensive AMOC Observing System (AOS) by integrating, for the first time, all sustained (ongoing and new) observations of the AMOC’s key regional components into a unified framework.
WP4 - Key physical and biogeochemical indicators of the AMOC
The temporal and spatial AMOC variability has led to significant changes in indicators of key physical, biogeochemical and ecosystem properties. WP4 will characterize the strength, time-scales and patterns of changes in these indicators, in order to understand their interaction with circulation variability and to generate an integrated system view of their impacts on the Atlantic system.
WP5 - The AMOC in state-of-the-art climate models: processes, trends and impacts
Through an unprecedented analysis of the CMIP database and other simulations performed within EU Horizon 2020 programme, and the newly-synthesized observational data sets, WP5 will advance our understanding on key aspects of AMOC and its associated impacts on European and global climate and marine ecosystems, and will improve AMOC predictions and projections by developing emergent constraints that improve model simulations.
WP6 - From capacity building to awareness: inclusive participation towards sustainability - one ocean, one health, one future
The overall aim of WP6 is to promote scientific-technological communication and citizen-stakeholder engagement regarding AMOC-related climate impacts. Besides presenting the project’s results to the scientific community, WP6 will work on capacity building and will disseminate the AMOC-related climate impacts to general public and relevant stakeholders while promoting sustainable citizen and governmental responses, under the basis of “one ocean, one health, one future”.
WP7 - Coordination, Management and Technological Readiness Level (TRL) Assessment
The aim of this WP is to accomplish the overall management and coordination of the AMOC-NEXT project and to ensure an appropriate TRL assessment of the technology developments.