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A number of project proposals were submitted for funding. A selection of funded projects is listed here.

  • FRB (Fondation pour la Recherche sur la Biodiversité) funded the EMIBIOS project: "End-to-end Modelling and Indicators for BIOdiversity Scenarios", 2012-2015 (PI Yunne Shin, IRD). Objective:  to develop an end-to-end modelling approach to project future trajectories of marine biodiversity and associated ecosystem services under a combination of IPCC SRES and fisheries management scenarios in diverse marine ecosystems, France)
  • LEFE INSU: The “Benguela Upwelling Innershelf Circulation” (BUIC – PI: S. Herbette) project was submitted in September 2014. It was funded for three years (4000€ per year) starting in 2015. (Theme 2.1)
  • CNES TOSCA: The project “Détermination de longues séries homogènes de vent de surface et analyse des variabilités spatiales et temporelles associées » was submitted in 2014 and funded for two years (PI: B. Blanke). S. Herbette’s contribution is to test a 25 years homogeneous wind time series derived from scatterometer data. (Theme 2.1)
  • IDRIS: The Benguela Innershel Corculation (BUIC) and the Southen Ocean Current-Topography Encounters (SOCUTE) were successfully submitted to IDRIS for computing resources (PI S. Herbette). (Theme 1.3 and 2.1)
  • LEFE INSU 2014: The “Benguela Upwelling Innershelf Circulation” (BUIC – PI Steven Herbette) project was successfully submitted in September 2014. It was funded for three years (12 000€) starting in 2015. (Theme 2.1)
  • CNES TOSCA: The “Détermination de longues séries homogènes de vent de surface et analyse des variabilités spatiales et temporelles associées » project was submitted in 2014 and funded for two years from 2015 (PI: B. Blanke). This project aims at retrieving satellite winds at high resolution on the Benguela upwelling system and testing their impacts on the oceanic circulation using a numerical regional configuration S. Herbette’s contribution is to test a 25 years homogeneous wind time series derived from scatterometer data. (Theme 2.1)
  • LEFE INSU 2016: The “Routes vers la dissipation” (RADII – PI Claire Menesguen) project was successfully submitted in 2016 and funded for three years (12 000€) starting in 2017. The kinetic energy associated to mesoscale turbulence dissipates along different pathways (inertial-gravity waves, intrinsic instability and bathymetric features). The aim of the project is to appraise the relative importance of each component involved in energy dissipation in different regions of the global ocean. The Mozambique Channel is one site for this study (Theme 2.2).
  • IDRIS: The Benguela Upwelling Innershel Circulation (BUIC) and the Southern Ocean Current-Topography Encounters (SOCUTE) projects were successfully submitted to IDRIS for an allocation of 900 000 h (23 000 Euros) of computing resources in 2017 (PI S. Herbette). (Theme 1.3 and 2.1)
  • IIOE-2 (International Indian Ocean Expedition 2)-WIOURI (West Indian Ocean Upwelling research Initiative): two cruises in the Indian Ocean, using the R/V ANTEA and R/V Marion Dufresne were co-funded by the French Oceanographic Research Fleet, IRD, DRRT (Reunion), FFEM, IUCN, ICEMASA and the South-African DEA and BCRE. These cruises investigated physical processes and biodiversity associated to three shallow seamounts: La Perouse (Sep 2016), Mad-Ridge (Nov-dec 2016) and Walters Shoal (May 2017), located at 19°S, 27°30’S and  33°S respectively. (Themes 2.2 and 2.3).
  • ELANDS BAY: Planktonic response to upwelling events on the West Coast of South Africa. Two annual surveys (opposite seasons) with physical and biological stations distributed along a transect perpendicular to the coast. Funding: South African National Research Foundation, 2016-2017. PI C. Moloney (UCT). (Theme 2.1)
  • ACEP: Influence of the Agulhas Current oceanography on the biodiversity of the Transkei shelf. Funding: South African National Research Foundation, 2017-2018. PI R. Barlow (DEA). (Theme 2.2)
  • CLIVAR/SOLAS/IMBeR Research Focus Upwelling 2017-2019: Veronique Garçon (CNRS-LEGOS) is member of this group, along with Coleen Moloney (UCT) and Carl van der Lingen (DAFF). Specifically, the EBUS Prospectus proposes to address questions related to i) the physics of eastern boundary upwelling systems and linkages to large scale climate; ii) the role of coastal eastern boundary upwelling systems in regulating biogeochemical processes; iii) the climate and fisheries connection leading to fluctuations of fish populations. Ad hoc funding is sought for workshops. The next event might be a Summer School in Chile. (Theme 2.1).
  • VOICE/GOOS: Variability of the Oxycline and its impact on the Ecosystem, 2017-2020. An abstract will be prepared by the group for OceanObs19: “Demonstrating the value of enhanced multidisciplinary sustained observations for understanding variability in the oxycline and its impacts on the ecosystem (VOICE): a prerequisite for raising society awareness of ocean deoxygenation trends. (Theme 2.1)
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