Porcupine Abyssal Plain (PAP)

International collaborative expedition to shed light on microplastics and ocean carbon

On Friday 14 April the RRS Discovery will leave Southampton for a research expedition to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain sustained ocean observatory (PAP-SO) in the Northeast Atlantic.

Europe collaborates to coordinate open ocean observatories

PAP Surface Bouy

European scientists are joining forces to better understand oceanic change, by coordinating ocean data acquisition, analysis and response on scales ranging from the provincial to the global.

Marking a major milestone, the first Assembly of Members meeting of the European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory (EMSO) will be held September 28-29th in Rome, Italy.

UK commitment to international science on greenhouse gasses

PAP site Met Office buoy

The UK has become the newest member of an international consortium supporting science on greenhouse gasses, through long-term research infrastructure.