• Float by Pennie Lindeque, DIAPOD

    Changing Arctic Ocean: Implications for marine biology and biogeochemistry

    Understanding and quantifying the impacts of climate change on Arctic ecosystems and their global consequences

  • DSC_1045 by Johan Faust, ChAOS

    Changing Arctic Ocean: Implications for marine biology and biogeochemistry

    Understanding and quantifying the impacts of climate change on Arctic ecosystems and their global consequences

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  • Bear reflection by Dr Emily Venables, Arctic PRIZE

    Changing Arctic Ocean: Implications for marine biology and biogeochemistry

    Understanding and quantifying the impacts of climate change on Arctic ecosystems and their global consequences

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The CAO Projects

The CAO programme started in February 2017 with four large projects (Arctic PRIZE, ARISE, ChAOS, DIAPOD) funded by NERC. A further 12 projects joined the programme in July 2018, co-funded by NERC and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Each one investigates different aspects of the Changing Arctic Ocean. Combined, the projects involve 32 research institutions and organisations in the UK and Germany, and more than 180 scientists.

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  • 04 December 2018

    Overall winner of the NERC Impact Awards: Uncovering the impacts of microplastics in the ocean

    Pioneering research from this team of researchers has contributed substantially to public awareness of the problem of marine plastic pollution.

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  • 10 July 2018

    UK scientists track environmental change on the seafloor of Europe’s Arctic backyard, the Barents Sea

    The third and final scientific cruise of the 2018 summer season sails today to the Barents Sea in the Arctic Ocean. As part of the £16 million, UK flagship research programme the Changing Arctic Ocean, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), it supports UK scientists carrying out vital…

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Opportunities

From time to time, the Changing Arctic Ocean Programme has opportunities to recruit PhD students and post-doctoral research associates (PDRAs).
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  • 23/01/2019

    Funded PhD studentship: “Response of ringed seal populations to environmental change in the Canadian Arctic”

    Funded PhD studentship based at the University of Liverpool on “Response of ringed seal populations to environmental change in the Canadian Arctic”, supervised by Rachel Jeffreys, Claire Mahaffey, Sophie Smout, and S. Ferguson.

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