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'Polar' Flagship: Polar Ecosystem Change and Synthesis (PECS)

EUR-OCEANS organisation / funding

Following on from the EUR-OCEANS Foresight Workshop on “Rapid change in polar ecosystems” funded in 2009 and held in 2010, the EUR-OCEANS Consortium awarded in 2010 a 2-year flagship to scientists at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI).

The central focus of this Flagship is on coordination, integration and leadership of polar marine ecosystem science within Europe, leading to a strategy for European polar marine ecosystem research. The main scientific question is: “How will change affect the structure and function of polar marine ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles?”

For more information visit the ICED website ( or contact ICED at

See also the attached final PECS flagship report.

Activity leader(s): 
•Dieter Wolf Gladrow, Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany •Eugene Murphy, British Antarctic Survey, UK •Rachel Cavanagh, British Antarctic Survey, UK
Financial support: 
47.5 k€ from EO
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