10 years of observations of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: results from RAPID, surprises and future plans

Deploying RAPID buoys

18-19 September 2014, Church House, Westminster, London. In 2014 RAPID reached 10 years of continuous observations of overturning circulation in the Atlantic Ocean.

The joint UK-US RAPID programme has been making observation of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) since April 2004. To mark this milestone, a day-and-a-half event is being held.

The meeting will :

  • present the results from 10 years of observations
  • discuss progress made in understanding the AMOC and its role in climate
  • look forward to new studies, technological developments, and observations.

Invited speakers include Professor Ian Boyd (chief scientific adviser, Defra), Professor Susan Lozier (Duke University) and Professor Charles Eriksen (University of Washington).

The National Oceanography Centre proposed the RAPID project and has led it from its inception, in collaboration with the University of Miami and the US Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory.

Registration is required for this event. Registration is now closed.