Image sources: Image I; Image II; Image III: Fishing boats & ocean waves images author C. Heinze.

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

What is COMFORT’s objective?

This project 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.

•  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.


Last COMFORT events

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

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