SOPRAN - Surface Ocean Processes in the Anthropocene


SOPRAN is a joint project funded by the BMBF (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung) as well as a German national contribution to the International SOLAS programme. It addresses three aspects of atmosphere-ocean interaction:
  •  how changing atmospheric composition (e.g. increased CO2, dust) affects the surface ocean ecosystem
  • how climate-related changes in surface ocean processes (upwelling, mixing, light, biology) alter oceanic emissions to the atmosphere
  • the mechanisms and rates of ocean-atmosphere material exchanges
SOPRAN’s focus is on processes operating within and close to the surface ocean, and their potential changes over the next century. The project is an integrated study of surface ocean response to global atmospheric change, combining the insights gained from different disciplines (marine and atmospheric chemistry, biological and physical oceanography) and methods (observations and modelling). SOPRAN aims to deliver an improved description of the effects of global atmospheric change on the sensitive marine ecosystems.

News

  • The oceans’ sensitive skin Ocean acidification affects climate-relevant functions at the sea-surface microlayer  November 11, 2014/Kiel. Ocean acidification might alter climate-relevant functions of the oceans’ uppermost layer, according to a ...
    Posted by Martina Lohmann
  • Deep-water boost for a community exposed to ocean change Mesocosm experiment on the effects of ocean acidification at its summit  29. October, 2014/ Kiel, Taliarte. In a long-term field study led by GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research ...
    Posted by Martina Lohmann
  • The Ocean in the Aeolotron: Final SOPRAN laboratory experiment On October 6, several groups from the SOPRAN project met in Heidelberg to discuss the measuring program of the final SOPRAN laboratory experiment at the Heidelberg Small-Scale Air-Sea ...
    Posted 21 Oct 2014 01:07 by Martina Lohmann
  • Final Meeting - Kiel, 07 September 2015 The final SOPRAN Meeting will take place in Kiel on Monday 07 Sept 2015 (in close association with the SOLAS Open Science Conference). During this meeting the SOPRAN brochure will ...
    Posted 19 Aug 2014 04:46 by Martina Lohmann
  • 8th Annual Meeting - Mainz, 17/18 March 2015 The next SOPRAN Annual Meeting will take place at the MPI for Chemistry in Mainz on 17/18 March 2015. During this meeting we will prepare I. the SOPRAN overview ...
    Posted 19 Aug 2014 04:48 by Martina Lohmann
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Next SOLAS Open Science Conference:

http://www.solas-int.org/solas-osc-2015.html


Project Partners


Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Hermann W. Bange
Forschungsbereich Marine Biogeochemie
GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
Düsternbrooker Weg 20
24105 Kiel, Germany

ph.: +49-431-600 4204
fax: +49-431-600 4202
e-mail: hbange@geomar.de