• 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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  • 26 May 2020

    Biogeochemical Consequences of Climate-Driven Changes in the Arctic

    New Frontiers Research Topic edited by “Changing Arctic Ocean” scientists available to view online. Publications in this topic examine the cascading effects of climate change on Arctic Ocean carbon and nutrient dynamics, including important feedbacks on local and regional budgets.

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  • 21 April 2020

    ‘Hidden’ water in the ocean could be key to understanding how creatures feed

    MYSTERIOUS patches of ‘hidden’ water could help scientists understand how ocean creatures feed. Scottish scientists working with marine robots have measured previously hidden patches of water between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans that could dramatically alter the understanding of how the ocean’s food web forms.

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