Life in the Oceans
The ocean is the Earth’s largest ecosystem. The organisms within it take almost as much carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere as all the world’s forests and grasslands combined and provide a key source of food through fisheries. Despite its importance, it is still poorly understood with over 90% of the open ocean in perpetual darkness and new species frequently discovered.
Projects and collaborations
The diversity of marine life and ecosystems are mirrored by the international networks of biologists, chemists and physicists who study it.
Click on the links below to find out more about the NOC science and technology groups involvement in Life in the Oceans research -