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Impact of climate warming in the coastal upwelling system and primary production off Portugal: a study linking classical and emergent proxies

Short Title 
ICW3P
Coordination 
CCMAR
Budget CCMAR 
215338.37k€
Total budget 
249391.06k€
Funding 
FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Partners 
Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA)
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)
Grupo de Geociencias Oceánicas, Departamento de Geología, Facultat de Ciencias (USAL - GGO/USAL)
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RIO)
Date 
01/2022 to 12/2024

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ICW3P aims to assess primary production variability on the Portuguese continental margin over the last millennium (Little Ice Age to present climate warming), through a high-resolution reconstruction combining biological, biogeochemical and genomic proxies.

ICW3P will reconstruct the microplankton community structure through assemblages, biogeochemical compounds and 18S metabarcoding of sedimentary ancient DNA (SedaDNA) to reconstruct primary production (PP) variations and disentangle their main drivers. 

Sediment records offshore Porto, Lisbon and Faro will be studied by a multidisciplinary international team eager to contribute to UN 2030 Agenda SDG goals; to the education of young researchers; to the ocean literacy of the society at large; and to provide reliable data to advance numerical modelling of PP evolution in a warming world.

 

Project Tasks:

Task 1: 
Physico-chemical characterization of sediments
Physical Properties
Chemical analysis of inorganic elements
 

Task 2: 
Origin of the organic matter
Lipid biomarkers as primary production (PP) proxies
C and N istopic composition of sedimentary organic matter

Task 3: 
Microplankton community reconstruction
Diatoms
Dinoflagellates
Coccolithophores
Planktonic and Benthic Foraminifera

Task 4: 
Molecular microplankton community reconstruction
Metabarcoding sequencing
Amplicon data processing

Task 5: 
Paleoceanography and Paleoclimate assessment and C stable isotopic composition of foraminifera
UK'37-SST Reconstructions
Upwelling vs continental-runoff derived PP

Task 6: 
Results integration dissemination and publication

 

Main results/outputs

  • Physico-chemical characterization of sediments
  • Phytoplankton and OM isotopes’ time-series
  • Coccolithophores and Sedimentary DNA
  • Lipid biomarkers & Forams’ isotopic composition
  • Conceptual Model of the impact of climate warming in the coastal upwelling system and primary production off Portugal over the last millennium
  • Outputs: 
  • Scientific diffusion through the publication of project results in international journals, master thesis, technical reports and at international meetings; 
  • Promotion of ideas debate and knowledge exchange in a brainstorming meeting; 
  • Training of students and young researchers; 
  • Production of one institutional animated short film and participation at school/society events to explain how this project’s main results impact on society daily life.
     

Posters:

Impact of climate warming in the coastal upwelling system and primary production off Portugal: a study linking classical and emergent proxies
 

Members:

CCMAR - Fátima Abrantes (CCMAR / IPMA), Lívia Gebara Cordeiro (IPMA / CCMAR), Maria Emília Salgueiro (CCMAR / IPMA), Ester Serrão, Aschwin Engelen, Gareth Pearson, Tânia Aires, Teresa Rodrigues (IPMA / CCMAR), Cristina Lopes (IPMA / CCMAR)

IPMA - Vitor Magalhães, Marta Mega Rufino, Warley de Amorim Soares, Teresa Drago

GEUS - Sofia Isabel dos Santos Ribeiro

USAL - Andrés S. Rigual-Hernández, José-Abel Flores

PUC-Rio - Renato Carreira

Marum - Henning Kuhnert

Weizmann Institute of Science - Aldo Shemesh

 

Acknowledgments:

Branding: José Abrantes <https://vimeo.com/user8435339>

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