• 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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  • 19 December 2018

    Life in the slow lane: Polar plankton march to their own beat

    The world’s largest daily commute happens in our oceans, as fish and zooplankton – key components in the food web – travel up and down in the water column in response to the sun as it sets and rises.

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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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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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  • 27/01/2019

    NERC-funded PhD with the ENVISION DTP: “Sources, transfer and fate of microplastics in the Arctic marine environment”

    Project on “Sources, transfer and fate of microplastics in the Arctic marine environment”, based at Lancaster University, supervised by Crispin Halsall (EISPAC project) and Yueng Lenn (PEANUTS project).

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