Marine dynamics especially of the seas over the continental shelf and slope; waves over topography and their implications for residual circulation, sediment movement and ocean-shelf coupling and exchange.
NOC – Coastal Ocean Processes (personal specialism – ocean-shelf exchange processes)
FASTNEt: Fluxes Across Sloping Topography of the North East Atlantic
The FASTNEt consortium was constructed by SAMS, NOC, U. Bangor, U. Liverpool, U. Plymouth and PML in response to a Call for Proposals to deliver the NERC Ocean Shelf Edge Exchange Research Programme. The FASTNEt consortium is a four year physical science research programme starting in October 1st 2011. FASTNEt’s main aim is: To construct a new paradigm of Ocean/Shelf exchange using novel observations and model techniques to resolve the key seasonal, interannual and regional variation absent from existing knowledge.
FASTNEt recognises that shelf seas are a critical interface, linking the terrestrial, atmospheric and oceanic carbon pools and acting as a physical gateway to key biogeochemical fluxes.
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