shelf exchange

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.

FASTNEt dye experiment video

FASTNEt scientists injecting dye into the water

The FASTNEt consortium is a four-year physical oceanography research programme that started on 1 October 2011. 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.