COMFORT is a Research and Innovation Action project funded under the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges programme of the European Union.

COMFORT will close knowledge gaps for key ocean tipping elements within the Earth system under anthropogenic physical and chemical climate forcing through a coherent interdisciplinary research approach, and aims to provide added value to decision and policy makers in terms of science based safe marine operating spaces, refined climate mitigation targets, and feasible long-term mitigation pathways. It focuses on the triple threat of (1) warming, (2) deoxygenation, and (3) ocean acidification, and how to optimally deal with this threat. Links to other Earth system reservoirs will be included in the assessment where relevant.


•  32 partners (from 9 European countries, Canada, India, and South Africa)

•  Start, duration: 1.Sept.2019, 4 years.

•  EU contribution 8.19 Million EUR.

•  4 core themes. 10 work packages.

•  Coordinator: University of Bergen.


Recent posts


COMFORT Annual Meeting and General Assembly 2020

The general assembly and annual meeting of COMFORT were held digitally. The plenary meeting took place during 2-3 September 2020 through video with always 80-90 active participants online, including attendees from Europe, Australia, Fiji, India, Japan, South Africa, US west coast and Hawaii …

Bergen, 7 October, 2020




COMFORT at the Sustainable Development Goals event
The joint session of the H2020 projects COMFORT and TRIATLAS coordinated by UiB formed part of the Day Zero event…
Bergen, 5 February, 2020


COMFORT Kick-off meeting in Bergen!

On October 9-11th 2019 at the EU H2020 COMFORT project kick-off meeting we had a pleasure to host over 70 researchers…

Bergen, 11 October, 2019


EASME Coordinators’ Day in Brussels

On 6 September 2019 the COMFORT project representatives (Christoph Heinze, Thorsten Blenckner, Dagmara Rusiecka)…

Brussels, 6 September, 2019