The RRS Discovery is in Liverpool this week as part of a unique celebration of the best of British environmental science being showcased by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) alongside the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Liverpool have renewed their formal working relationship with the signing of a new agreement on board RRS Discovery, which arrived in Liverpool on Tuesday morning for a series of public events.
City-sized maps of terrain and life on the sea-floor have revealed that drifts of ‘marine snow’ on submarine hillsides act as a source of food to fuel a higher biomass of marine life on the hills than on the flatter plains surrounding hills.
An ambitious two-week mission involving ten marine robots has commenced off northwest Scotland. The third in a series of demonstrator missions, this latest phase sees the largest fleet of marine robotic vehicles simultaneously deployed in UK waters.
Leading scientists from across the world travelled to NOC for the first TOMCAT working group meeting.
This group aims to take advantage of the fast development of optical technologies to help progress understanding of the ocean carbon cycle, which determines CO2 levels in the ocean and atmosphere, using large data sets describing particles in the ocean.