HOLOCLIP is a European Science Foundation /European Polar Board PolarCLIMATE initiative
The PolarCLIMATE programme has contributed to the development of a strategic common vision for Polar Climate research and is the first step towards joint implementation
of programmes and fully utilising research stations and climate observatories in the Arctic and Antarctic. The funding in the PolarCLIMATE Project is by national
research funding agency.
HOLOCLIP aims to bring together the ice core, the sediment core and the modelling scientific communities to understand the processes linking different components of
the climate system and linking climatic response to external forcing over the Holocene. High-latitudes are particularly interesting places to document natural climate
variability since: (1) every component of the climate system interacts in these regions in a still poorly-constrained and non-linear way; (2) changes are amplified
compared to low latitude environments; (3) Antarctica and its surrounding are characterized by a strong regional variability. Existing geological records, glacial records
and model experiments have highlighted differences in the evolution of the climate as a function of the area. The areas on which the European research efforts have been
concentrated over the past decades are suited for integrating existing ice and marine records, in terms of amount and quality of collected materials.