Land Ocean CArbon TransfEr

LOCATE is a multi-disciplinary project that will undertake the first ever coordinated sampling of the major rivers in Great Britain. This will help scientists answer questions about the long-term fate of organic carbon held in soil over the next fifty to one hundred years by establishing how much carbon from soils is getting into rivers and estuaries and determining what is happening to it.

The LOCATE vision is that in ten years the key processes relevant to decomposition of terrigenous Carbon are well represented in models, particularly for Carbon stored in boreal peatlands.

Principal Investigator: Dr Dan Mayor

Project Dates: 
April 2016 to March 2021

NERC – National Capability