Joint Seminar: The Global Carbon Project - Ocean Carbon

The Global Carbon Project (GCP) was formed in 2001 to establish a common and mutually agreed knowledge base to support policy debate and action to slow down the increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Its scientific goal is to develop a complete picture of the global carbon cycle, which is annually published since 2007 as the global carbon budget (GCB).

In the second of two seminars, we will present the ocean component of the GCB. Historically, the ocean is a significant sink for anthropogenic CO2 and provides a crucial component to close the annual budget. To-date the ocean carbon sink and its variability is largely constrained by model simulations, but more recently, observation-based estimates have made their way into the budget as a second line of evidence. Here, we outline how MPI-M provides both modelling and observational constraints for the annual budget, what regions contribute most to marine uptake of CO2 and what uncertainties and limitations we are facing.




15:15 h


Bundesstr. 53, room 022/023
Seminar Room 022/023, Ground Floor, Bundesstrasse 53, 20146 Hamburg, Hamburg


Tatiana Ilyina, MPI-M

Peter Landschuetzer, MPI-M


Sebastian Sonntag

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