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CARBOOCEAN-IP Marine carbon sources and
sinks assessment Global Change and Ecosystems
(511176) The Norwegian CarboSchool project
  • 5 year Integrated Project on marine carbon
    sources and sinks funded by the EC with 14.5
    Million (FP6)
  • 35 international partners from 14 countries
    (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland,
    Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain,
    Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the USA)
  • cooperation with 8 research institutes from the
    US, Canada and Switzerland
  • coordinated by the University of Bergen through
    an International Project Office in Norway
  • http// for further information

  • aims at an accurate scientific assessment of the
    marine carbon sources and sinks within space and
  • will determine the oceans quantitative role for
    uptake of atmospheric CO2 (fundamental for all
    realistic prognostic climate simulations)
  • Aims to reduce the present uncertainties in the
    quantification of net annual air-sea CO2 fluxes
    by a factor of 2 for the world ocean and by a
    factor of 4 for the Atlantic Ocean
  • with special focus on the Atlantic and Southern
    Oceans of -200 to 200 years from now

Norwegian CarboSchools project
  • 25 pupils and science
  • teachers from Bergen Katedral-
  • skole (upper secondary school)
  • on board of the RV Hans
  • Brattstrøm to investigate sea
  • water in Hjeltefjorden
  • (25.08. and
  • 01.09.2006)

Hands-on experiments
  • RV Hans Brattstrøm is equipped
  • with a plankton net, a water
  • sampler and a sensor for
  • hydrography measurements
  • Depth, temperature, salinity, and
  • oxygen measurements and
  • investigation of plankton

Pupils job
  • Perform the experiments
  • on their own
  • Collect all relevant data
  • Analyse data and write a
  • report
  • Take pictures of scientific
  • instruments and plankton
  • Provide two posters for the
  • CARBOOCEAN second annual meeting to give
    feedback to the scientists and the general public

And the others
  • 2 scientists/technicians explain the
  • scientific background, what is
  • measured, and demonstrate
  • experiments
  • 3 teachers encourage and guide the
  • students, assist with experiments
  • 2 journalists write a newspaper article
  • for Bergens Tidende (BT, Norway)
  • CARBOOCEAN project office
  • provide background information,
  • write for the university newspaper,
  • take pictures film recordings,
  • get feedback from all participants,
  • inform the scientists and encourage
  • further projects

Bergens Tidende newspaper articleboth
available at http//
Bjerknes Times article
Time frame
  • April 2005 establish CarboSchools
  • May 2005 contact potential Norwegian schools
  • Aug 2005 present CarboSchools to the teachers at
    Bergen Katedralskole and discuss cooperation
  • Dec 2005 invite teachers to BCCR, present
    research group, research topics, laboratories,
    and discuss potential school projects
  • Jan/Feb 2006 translation of the CarboSchool
    booklet into Norwegian
  • Spring 2006 further discussions of coop. in rel.
    to the school curriculum
  • May 2006 CarboNordic start-up workshop
  • Aug. 2006 CarboSchools research cruises to
  • Sep/Oct 2006 students work with the cruise data
    and write reports
  • Mar/Apr 2007 Investigate water around Bergen
    together with pupils from different countries
    (Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden)

  • Advantages/what made it a success?
  • - highly motivated teachers
  • - curious students
  • - new national upper secondary school curriculum
    which acknowledge
  • scientific projects
  • - different aspects of a science projects e.g.
    chemistry, mathematics,
  • physics, biology, language, international
    cooperation, etc.
  • - motivated scientists/technicians
  • Disadvantages/what could be improved?
  • - more motivated scientists
  • - acknowledge the school cooperation preformed
    by fellow scientist as a
  • valuable part of their scientific work
  • - economic support for simple instruments,
    travel, etc.
  • Tips
  • - try to get in contact with schools in the
    neighbourhood (to make it more
  • convenient)
  • - start simple

Norwegian CarboSchools brochure
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