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Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - Belgium

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The SIBClim consortium of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) groups three Laboratories : Ecology of Aquatic Systems (Ecologie des Systèmes Aquatiques - ESA), Chemical Oceanography and Water Geochemistry (Laboratoire d'Océanographie Chimique et de Géochimie des Eaux - LOCGE), and Glaciology (Unité de Glaciologie). It also works in close collaboration with the Chemical Oceanography Unit (COU) of the Université de Liège (ULg). SIBClim aims at assessing the level of contribution of polar oceans to the regulating processes of the Earth's Climate and, more specifically, focuses on the modalities and levels of contribution of the sea ice biota to marine fluxes of climatically significant gases (CO2, DMS, CH4,...).