Paleoclimate Key Objectives

  • Past climatic reconstruction and oceanographic changes using diatoms, foraminifera, coccolithophores as proxy.
  • Sea ice fluctuations and the associated variations in climate to refine climate change using diatoms in the immediate past.
  • To understand the downward flux of carbon that forms part of the sediment.
  • To understand the modern day changes and behavior of diatoms.
  • To study the biocoenosis and thanatocoenosis of diatoms in polar regions.
  • To understand the chemistry of ocean acidification and in particular, its impact on marine organisms.