Ocean Regulation of Climate by Heat and Carbon Sequestration and Transports (ORCHESTRA)

ORCHESTRA is a NERC-funded Long Term Science programme that involves scientists from many NERC Centres. This ambitious five-year project began in spring 2016 and will use a combination of data collection, analyses and computer simulations to radically improve our ability to understand and predict the circulation of the Southern Ocean and its role in the global climate, with particular emphasis on the way that the Southern Ocean absorbs and stores heat and carbon.


Principal Investigator: Dr Andrew Meijers, BAS (andmei@bas.ac.uk)
NOC Contact: Dr Yvonne Firing (Yvonne.Firing@noc.ac.uk)

Project Dates: 
April 2016 to March 2021

NERC – National Capability