Atmosphere-Climate-Environment (ACE) at University of Gothenburg includes a significant numbers of excellent research environments engaging several departments. Within this area University of Gothenburg contributes to two strategic research areas (SRA):
- BECC (Biodiversity and Ecosystems in a Changing Climate)
- MERGE – (Modelling the Regional and Global Earth system)
The SRA covers research at two faculties and four departments and is coordinated by a steering group. In connection to these SRA there are several projects, infrastructures and other related networks that together creates a unique strategic research profile within ACE at University of Gothenburg.
ACE connects researchers within atmospheric science, climatology, eco-physiology and environmental economics with research projects covering disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. A focus area is process understanding that contributes to better modelling capacity of climate and the environment to assess important scientific questions and applications within the societal challenge of environment and climate.
The research has implication for all the global goals of agenda 2030 but with a specific emphasis on goal 13 climate action, 15 life on land, and 3 good health and wellbeing.
The strategic research areas of BECC och MERGE at University of Gothenburg are the main platform for Atmosphere-Climate-Environment (ACE). University of Gothenburg appoints two coordinators as reprentatives in the SRA boards hosted by Lund Univeristy.
At GU the two SRA is administrated by a steering group. In addition, ACE is part of the graduate school ClimBEco with appointed contact persons.