Commisariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA)

Description of the organisation

CEA/LSCE, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l`Environnement (CEA/CNRS/Paris Saclay), is part of IPSL, is a federative institute composed of 9 laboratories working on global environmental and climate studies. LSCE participates to the development of the French Earth system model IPSL-CM. It is one of the leading European research institutions in Earth system modelling regularly contributing to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It has both strong atmospheric, as well as oceanographic research teams focusing on global biogeochemical cycles and climate change impacts

Expertise particularly relevant for the project

LSCE researchers have a well-established expertise in ocean acidification and climate change impact studies. Access to high performance computing has allowed development of global coupled ocean circulation biogeochemical models for the seamless representation of carbon and associated biogeochemical cycles from the open ocean to the continental shelf. LSCE will build on previous experience for assessing extreme events in the open ocean and on the continental shelf with particular focus on diurnal variability (WP1 and WP2). The combination of high-resolution hindcast simulations and future projections lays the ground for evaluating consequences of anthropogenic change against the backdrop of natural variability. This approach will benefit WP3 and WP4 for the definition of critical thresholds and assessment of impacts on deep-sea ecosystems.

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