Project structure                                              

The scientific program is structured under three major themes together with two over-arching activities and four platforms that link these themes:
  • Theme 1: Climate relevant trace gas fluxes
  • Theme 2: Air-sea exchange processes and the surface microlayer
  • Theme 3: Oceanic responses to atmospheric drivers
Over-arching activities:
  • Cape Verde / Mauritanian & Peru Upwelling / Equatorial Atlantic
  • Mesocosms
  • Aeolotron / FINO2
  • Modelling
Prof. Dr. Hermann W. Bange
GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel

SOPRAN supports the SOLAS Internatl. Project Office which is located at GEOMAR.
Project Partners
AWI Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Bremerhaven (AWI)
GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung, Kiel (GEOMAR)
Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung, Warnemünde (IOW)
Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Mainz (MPI-C)
Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Hamburg (MPI-Met)
TROPOS Leibniz-Institut für Troposphärenforschung, Leipzig (IfT)
Universität Bremen (UniHB)
Universität Hamburg (UniHH)
Universität Heidelberg (UniHeidelberg)

Former Project Partners:
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG)
Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie, Jena (MPI-BGC)