NORCE Norwegian Research Centre (PIC 919 408 049) is a multidisciplinary research institute with headquarters in Bergen, Norway. It is one of Norway's largest independent research institutes with 700 employees, 1,500 projects, an annual turnover of NOK 890 million and around 500 scientific publications a year. NORCE Climate department undertake research on past and present climate changes. This department has a top technical climate modelling expertise and develop marine environment monitoring to study processes like air-sea CO2 exchange, ocean acidification, subsea CO2 leakage, and sea ice development. NORCE Climate is leading the Ocean Thematic Centre (OTC), a central facility of the European Research Infrastructure programme Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS).
NORCE contributes to WPs 4 and 5 of this project. In WP4 NORCE will host workshops focusing on quality assessment and quality control of marine data as well as harmonization of such data. In WP5 NORCE will facilitate capacity building through workshops where marine samples are collected, analyzed, calibrated, and prepared for data sharing. All this work will be performed jointly with University of Bergen-Geophysical Institute.