• 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 200 scientists.

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  • 23 September 2020

    Arctic phytoplankton face competition in warming seas

    As Arctic seas warm, important phytoplankton communities could find themselves competing for nutrients with encroaching Atlantic species, suggests new research from Plymouth Marine Laboratory.

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  • 16 September 2020

    Siberia’s permafrost erosion has been worsening for years

    The Arctic is warming faster than any other region on the planet. As a result, permafrost that is thousands of years old is now being lost to erosion.

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