Projects

# Project Description Missions Institutions Members
1 t Trials 5 n 0
2 m MASSMO 8 a b l n r s 0
3 b BAS 2 b n 1
5 s SAMS 0 n 0
6 a AAOSN 0 d n 0
7 t Test Deleted Project 0 0
8 a Autosub Trials 1 n 0
9 d Demo Project Project to demonstrate site functionality whilst we have no active deployments 1 n n 0
10 b BoBBLE The Bay of Bengal Boundary Layer Experiment 1 n u 0
16 e Extended Ellet Line <p>The Extended Ellett Line (EEL) is a full-depth hydrographic section between Scotland, Rockall, and Iceland. It is designed to capture the shallow, warm inflow into the subpolar gyre and the Nordic Seas and the deep, cold return flow that contributes to the lower branch of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. The objective is to make an annual occupation of the EEL section and create a time series of the evolution of the Northeast Atlantic. The Ellett Line has been occupied since 1975 and its extension since 1996, making it one of the longest-running<br /> deep-ocean annual repeat hydrographic sections.<br /> <br /> Data from the EEL are delivered to BODC within a year of collection and from there they are available to the community. Results are reported via the EEL website<br /> http://prj.noc.ac.uk/ExtendedEllettLine/home and through an annual report. Furthermore, the EEL is an ICES standard section and data are incorporated into the<br /> ICES annual climate report, the Climate Impacts Annual Report Card by UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership, and the Charting Progress reports published by DEFRA.<br /> <br /> The annual CTD hydrographic section from Scotland to Iceland consists of approximately 75 full depth stations requiring 14 days to complete, including time for bad weather contingency. In addition to the primary goals of measuring temperature, salinity, oxygen, nutrients, velocity, and carbon parameters, there may be other, opportunistic, data collection for gases (underway sampling) and trace metals (samples taken from the extra water in the Niskin bottles). Furthermore, given that this area is a hotspot of glider activity, there may be opportunistic glider recoveries or deployments.</p> 1 n s 0
4 s SSB The Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry (SSB) programme aims to reduce uncertainty in our process understanding of the cycling of nutrients and carbon, and the controls on primary and secondary production in both the UK and NW European shelf seas, and in wider global biogeochemical cycles. 6 b c m n p s u u u u u u u u u 0
11 a Aber Sailbot 1 a 0
12 o OSNAP 3 s 0
13 e EEL <p>Extended Ellett Line</p> 1 s 0
14 d DynOPO <p>Dynamics of the Orkney Passage Outflow (DynOPO)</p> 1 b n n u 0
15 v VoiLA Volatiles in the Lesser Antilles 1 n 0
17 a Arctic PRIZE <p>Arctic PRIZE will address a fundamental question in Arctic biology: How will projected shifts in the spatial distribution of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean modify mixing and light in the surface ocean, and what is the net effect of these physical changes on the quantities, timing and rates of PP, phytoplankton taxonomic composition, and their pelagic and benthic consumers?&nbsp;This project will conduct coordinated physical, chemical and biological observations of the water column within the seasonal ice zone of the Barents Sea. Arctic PRIZE has a strong seasonal perspective and focuses on the critically important but under-sampled transition from polar winter into the post-bloom summer. Data will identify controls on pelagic primary production, combining a detailed view of the physiochemical drivers with experiments resolving the role of diversity and plasticity. Zooplankton studies will likewise resolve multiple, competing impacts and the role of behavioral responses in shaping trophic transfer. Linked benthic observations will complete this picture of how energy moves from phytoplankton through the food web in response to sea-ice retreat. Biological models that capture these processes will be validated in detail, tested for portability across the Barents Sea and contrasting Pacific Arctic systems, and subsequently integrated into NEMO/MEDUSA and prominent, parallel modelling efforts in the US and Norway. These models are components of climate and earth system models. Arctic PRIZE will improve the predictive skill of these systems in terms of ecosystem function, its fate and the impact of projected sea ice retreat.&nbsp;</p> 1 n s u u u u 0