Svensk marin ICOS-station, dyr utrustning

Tidsperiod: 2014-01-01 till 2018-12-31

Projektledare: Anna Rutgersson

Finansiär: Vetenskapsrådet

Bidragstyp: Projektbidrag

Budget: 3 448 000 SEK

About 70% of the Earth?s surface is covered by oceans, but still knowledge about many aspects of air-sea interaction is lacking. Processes over sea is crucial in a number of application ranging from weather and wave prediction, climate change, climate modelling, offshore wind energy, wave energy, marine ecosystems, dispersion and deposition of pollutants etc. Research programs in climate as well as air pollution have expressed a need for global air-sea flux estimates with high temporal and spatial resolution. The micrometeorological field station Östergarnsholm is unique since it is a land-based site (with the advantage of data with high resolution in time, no problems of motion or flow distortion of a ship), which is relatively easy to access. Still, it has been shown by several studies to well represent marine conditions for the undisturbed wind directions.In 2011 Uppsala University received infrastructure funds from the Swedish Research Council to make the marine meteorological field station Östergarnsholm into a national infrastructure (dnr:2011-6322). It was then strongly stressed by the Swedish Research Council that we should integrate the station as a part of the Swedish ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System). The requirements for ICOS stations exceed what was planned in the original application from 2011 and this is an application for additional funding to fulfil the development of the station to ICOS standards.