Project Acronym: Future4Ocean
Project website: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/702628
MSCA Call: H2020-MSCA- IF- 2015
Researcher: Dr. Nuria Teixido
Host organisation: Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy
Núria Teixidó is currently a research scientist at the Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefrance (Sorbonne University-CNRS), France with the “Make Our Planet Great Again” award. Previously, she was a scientist at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Italy, and a visiting scientist at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station (USA), sponsored by a H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action. She received her PhD from the University of Bremen – Alfred Wegener Institute (Germany) where she studied Antarctic marine ecology. In 2016, she was a National Geographic grantee.
Ocean acidification is expected to profoundly alter the diversity and function of marine ecosystems as well as the services they provide to society. The ocean absorbs the excess atmospheric CO2 produced from human activities and plays a key role in regulating the climate. Future4Ocean seeked 1) to investigate the vulnerability of marine biodiversity to ocean acidification using ecological field surveys in marine volcanic CO2 vents; 2) to define the role of adaptation of a Mediterranean coral by using genomic approaches; and 3) to communicate Future4Ocean resarch by using virtual reality.