• 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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  • 13 June 2019

    Negative effects of micro-plastics on marine plankton

    With concerns around the presence of microplastics in the environment growing, two new research papers from Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) and partner research institutes in the UK and Norway have highlighted their impact on crucially important members of the zooplankton, known as copepods.

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  • 28 May 2019

    Thawing permafrost – an underestimated threat to global climate

    Scientists are investigating how the thawing of soils that have been frozen for thousands of years affects the climate.

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