- Cluster Ocean Floor
- Research Unit REACTOR
Research Unit REACTOR
The reactions that transform carbon and other elements at and within the ocean floor likely have a critical impact on Earth-system processes, but they are incompletely understood.
The REACTOR team will generate a new level of understanding of geosphere-biosphere interactions in ocean-floor reactions and their global impact. We will elucidate and dissect key processes and their interplay with biological communities in a wide range of ocean-floor settings and habitats.
These aims make essential contributions to the Cluster’s overarching objective of determining the budgets of carbon and other elements across the ocean floor interface.