Partners

  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
    The UAB component in GATEWAYS focuses on the marine palaeoclimatology and palaeo-environments of the Agulhas Current. Individual projects of the PhD students and post-doctoral researcher are directed towards establishing the variability of the greater Agulhas Current regime off southeast Africa under contrasting climates of the past, and the dynamics of the water transport from the Indian Ocean to ...
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  • Cardiff University
    Cardiff University
    The major focus of the CU Palaeoclimate Research Group within the GATEWAYS programme is to quantitatively reconstruct key variables via proxy measurements within marine sediment cores that allow the long-term dynamics of the Agulhas Current and deep ocean circulation to be assessed. The work aims at understanding the connectivity between Indian-Atlantic gateway dynamics, inter-ocean buoyancy ...
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  • Leibniz-Institut fuer Meereswissenschaften an der Universitaet Kiel
    Leibniz-Institut fuer Meereswissenschaften an der Universitaet Kiel
    The prime interest of the IFM-GEOMAR ocean and climate modelling groups collaborating in GATEWAYS is to understand the role of regional processes around South Africa determining the Agulhas leakage and its impact on the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (MOC). A particular focus is on the oceanic mesoscale that has been shown to have far-reaching consequences for the large-scale ...
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  • Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
    Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
    The prime interest of the NIOZ team collaborating in GATEWAYS is to reconstruct the long term behaviour of the Agulhas Current by studying both the present day situation using sediment traps and the behaviour in the recent and distant past based on the sedimentary record. We examine decadal-scale Agulhas Current variability and particle settling fluxes and investigate the ocean forcing of particle ...
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  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA) team aims to quantify the Late Pleistocene dynamics of meridional frontal movements and the Indian - Atlantic watermass exchange including key watermass characteristics of surface and thermocline Agulhas Leakage waters, in order to assess the potential impact of this leakage on the transient evolution of the Atlantic MOC and southern African climates. Central ...
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  • The Geological Survey of Israel
    The Geological Survey of Israel
    The prime role of the GSI team collaborating in GATEWAYS is to reconstruct the long-term climatic conditions of southern South Africa. The southern coast of South Africa is a focus of interrelated scientific studies of human evolution, floral diversity, and Southern Hemisphere climate mechanisms.  The southern coast is at the confluence of two major oceanic systems influential to world ...
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  • University of Cape Town
    University of Cape Town
    The prime interest of the UCT team collaborating in GATEWAYS is to apply ocean and atmospheric circulation models to better understand, firstly, the influence of Agulhas Current leakage and ring shedding on the water mass properties of the southeast Atlantic, and secondly, the role that the large poleward heat transport of the Agulhas Current has on southern African climate and its variability. ...
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  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
    Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
    The major focus of the partner CAU in GATEWAYS is the reconstruction of periods of enhanced precipitation over Southeast Africa using time series of changes in burial rates of terrigenous constituents in marine sediments as well as in isotopic and elemental tracers in marine microfossils or organic compounds from land plants and marine plankton. The more detailed aims are to assess the recurrence ...
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  • Climate Risk Analysis
    Climate Risk Analysis
    The prime climate research interest of the CRA team collaborating in GATEWAYS is to determine the tele-connections between the regional surface ocean climatology and key climate oscillators (WP1, Task 2). This requires (1) excellent data (measurement, proxy, timing) and (2) state-of-the art methods of statistical time series analysis. (1) Data are obtained via the GATEWAYS partners. (2) ...
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  • L-UP (Associated Partner)
    L-UP (Associated Partner)
    L-UP (SME level 2 partner) is the co-leader of WP5 and assists UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) with the overall management task of the GATEWAYS project. L-UP is part of the Project Management Team (PMT) and steering committee (SC). Their main role is to be in charge of daily financial and administrative management: project progress, contractual issues, meetings, project reports. ...
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  • SIMULTEC AG
    SIMULTEC AG
    The GATEWAYS research generates heterogeneous multi-parameter data streams that need to be integrated into an internally homogenous data base that ensures user-friendly network-wide accessibility of the data, archiving and visualization. Simultec AG builds up the database in cooperation with the designated data manager of the network, Lukas Jonkers at UAB. As a ...
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  • Institute of Earth Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Associated Partner)
    Institute of Earth Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Associated Partner)
    HUJI collaborates with Partner 6, GSI, on the reconstruction of the long term climate conditions of southern South Africa. Professor Alan Matthews is a senior member of the Institute of Earth Sciences and has worked in collaboration with partner 6 over a number of years on paleoclimate studies of the cave speleothems from Israel. In particular, his work specializes on reconstruction of the ...
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  • MARUM, University of Bremen (Associated Partner)
    MARUM, University of Bremen (Associated Partner)
    MARUM collaborates with Partner 9 Climate Risk Analysis (CRA) on the statistical analysis of the palaeo-timeseries generated in GATEWAYS. Professor Michael Schulz at MARUM is head of the “Earth-System Modelling” team in Bremen and leads the “Ocean and Climate” research program at the MARUM. He developed widely used software routines for statistical time-series analysis of ...
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  • Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Bremerhaven, Germany (Associated Partner)
    Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Bremerhaven, Germany (Associated Partner)
    AWI collaborates directly with Partner 2 Cardiff University (CU). The interest of the AWI group participating in GATEWAYS is aimed to better understand the dynamical linking between the Indian-Atlantic gateway circulation, inter-ocean buoyancy transports and the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation. In particular we investigate the role of the Indian-Atlantic gateway circulation and the ...
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