Project Profile: ACCEDE

Abrupt Change in Climate and Ecosystems: Where are the Tipping Points?


Principal Investigators: Nicholas McKay, Northern Arizona University, United States
Partners: Anne Marie Lezine, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Aline Govin,Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Julien Emile-Geay, University of Southern California, United States
Sarah Ivory, Penn State University, United States
John Williams, University of Wisconsin, United States
Pao Wang, Academia Sinica, Chinese Taipei
Sponsors: National Science Foundation, United States
French National Research Agency, France
Ministry of Science and Technology, Chinese Taipei


Full Project Title: Abrupt Change in Climate and Ecosystems: Where are the Tipping Points?
Full Call Title: SEI2018


Project Objective: The major scientific questions ACCEDE will address are: 1) Where are the tipping elements in Earth’s climate and ecosystems? 2) What are the dynamics of ecosystems-climate feedbacks that drove rapid desertification in subtropical North Africa 6,000 years ago? And 3) where can climate models with realistic forcings simulate changes comparable to those observed?
Call Objective: SEI targets initiatives that are well positioned to bring together environmental, social and economic scientists with data scientists, computational scientists, and e-infrastructure and cyber-infrastructure developers and providers for a shared goal; to solve methodological, technological and/or procedural challenges facing interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary environmental change research that involves working with large, diverse and transnational, multi-source data. The SEI CRA will closely link research thinking and technological innovation toward accelerating the full path of discovery-driven data use and open science. This will enable a broader scientific community to benefit from the identified new and potentially disruptive demonstrators or pilots toward solutions.


Regions: Africa


Duration: 48 Months
Call Date: April 16, 2018
Project Award Date: January 10, 2019