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Climate Change Impact

In February 2019, JPI Climate & JPI Oceans launched the Joint Transnational Call on Next Generation Climate Science in Europe for Oceans. The joint call is supported by 8 countries with a total budget of 8.1 million EUR
Joint Action Facts
Action period: February 2019
Funding: € 8,100,000
Strategic area:
  • Climate change impact on physical and biological ocean processes
  • Effects of ocean acidification and warming on marine ecosystems
Type of action:
  • Joint call
Lead countries:
  • France
More Information
Secretariat Contact:

Thorsten Kiefer

Tel. +32 (0) 2626 16 65


This Joint Call focuses on oceans and climate, using observations and Earth system models in order to address the following topics:
  1. Strengthening our understanding of climate variability and extremes resulting from the interactions with the oceans such as extratropical and tropical cyclones, and how they are affected by climate change on a range of time scales. 
  2. Improving the representation of air-sea interactions, physical and biogeochemical ocean processes in Earth System Models to better represent small-scale non-linear processes as well as water, energy and carbon cycles. Model-data analyses using innovative approaches will be welcome. 
  3. Improving estimates of climate change induced modifications of ocean physics and ocean chemistry, associated with biogeochemical cycles, including ocean acidification and carbon sequestration. 
Details of the call, including the call announcement and the application process are provided in the call text document. Before starting to prepare proposals, applicants are advised to consult the funding organisation eligibility rules and contact their funding organisation(s) listed in the annex documents for the call.

Who can apply?

The Joint Call will be supported by funding up to 8.1 Mio from the following Research Funding Organisations (RFOs):

  • Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), France
  • Belgian Science Policy office (BELSPO)
  • German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal 
  • Ministry of Education and Science (IZM), Latvia
  • Marine Institute (MI), Ireland
  • Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca (MIUR), Italy
  • Norges forskningsrad (RCN), Norway


Funding of participating researchers will be provided by their respective national funding organisations, in accordance with their eligibility conditions. In addition, researchers based in other countries are able to participate with their own resources.


This joint call between JPI Climate and JPI Oceans mobilizes funding organizations for transnational added values on climate sciences with a special focus on oceans and climate interactions. Only a strong collaboration and cohesion between the countries will lead to European leadership in the next IPCC assessments and science contribution required by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which will then trigger a new wave of Climate Services innovation for next decade. Therefore, this joint call aims at funding at most two major projects for each theme encompassing as much as possible all countries participating in the call. Focusing on oceans will shed new light on the stressors impacting on marine life and consequently on marine bio-economy. The joint call will also help inform adaptation policy by bringing key knowledge to increase resilience and adaptation measures for vulnerable areas, especially in coastal and low island areas.


In December 2015, 195 countries adopted the UNFCCC Paris Agreement, which sets out a global action plan to limit global warming to well below 2°C.  The Joint Call aims to address Article 7.7 of the Paris Agreement: “Parties should strengthen their cooperation on enhancing action on adaptation… incl. Strengthening scientific knowledge on climate, including research, systematic observation of the climate system and early warning systems, in a manner that informs climate services and supports decision-making.”  Paris Agreement also recognised the importance of ocean for climate. Indeed, oceans play a key role in the climate system and are also affected by climate change. Uncertainties of the climate-ocean interactions and its buffered actions for heat and CO2 absorption call for more progress on observations and modelling. 
Europe already makes substantial contributions at a national level to the IPCC and the World Climate Research Programme. However, addressing the grand challenges of climate science requires stronger and immediate transnational action to strengthen climate knowledge and enable informed societal transformation to mitigate and adapt to climate change.  

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