The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), which coordinates climate research internationally and is sponsored by UN organisations, has expressed its greatest priorities as three questions. 

The BIO-Carbon programme will address two of those questions: 

  • what biological and abiological processes drive and control ocean carbon storage? 
  • can and will climate-carbon feedbacks amplify climate changes over the 21st century?

The projects with links below are carrying out research and fieldwork complementary to BIO-Carbon. Hopefully links with many of them can be established during the programme to allow a wider contribution of BIO-Carbon to key related questions.