COMFORT EU project

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. It 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. The project 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.

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Science-to-policy talk on "Tipping points in the Earth's Climate" by Nicolas Gruber and Thomas Frölicher

In this workshop, we discuss the knowledge gaps, along with policy recommendations from three H2020 projects: Tipping Points in the Earth System (TiPES), Our Common Future Ocean in the Earth System (COMFORT), and Tipping Points in Antarctic Climate Components (TiPACCs) regarding tipping points in the Earth's Climate.

The policy brief is available for free download here.

Christoph Heinze's interview by Radio EcoShock on Three Hidden Ocean Tipping Points


Christoph Heinze's presentation as part of the discussion series aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system by the World climate Research Programme