shelf and coastal processes

Rain triggers seasonal changes in shelf seas

  • A study led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has revealed that rain is the main trigger of seasonal stratification in shelf seas.
  • Stratification impacts the spring phytoplankton bloom, which underpins the food web.

Scientist Spotlight – Explore Shelf Seas with Dr Charlotte Williams

Dr Charlotte Williams

Shelf seas, the shallow seas closest to our continents, account for over 90% of global fisheries productivity, and are relied upon by society for transport and leisure. More recently shelf seas are increasingly being looked at as a renewable energy source to help mitigate climate change.

Caribbean-wide online workshop on Coastal Monitoring and Modelling for Small Island Developing States

The NOC is inviting interested persons, particularly from the Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS), to participate in an online stakeholder workshop on Coastal Monitoring and Modelling for SIDS.

Shelf seas subject of science meeting in Liverpool

Graphic depicting the shelf sea in relation to the land and the deep ocean

Last week, researchers convened in Liverpool to discuss a science programme investigating the shelf seas fringing the UK and Europe.

New study to predict future shape of coastline

An ADCP frame will be used to measure turbulence and sediment transport

A new experiment is under way that will help forecast the shape of the Dutch coastline under changing climate conditions, involving scientists and engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).