Joint Exploration of the Twilight Zone Ocean Network (JETZON)

NERC appoints new BIO-Carbon champion

Dr Adrian Martin

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has appointed a BIO-Carbon champion to lead a programme that will provide new insights into the role of marine life in ocean carbon storage.

Scientist Spotlight – Dive into the Twilight Zone with Dr Adrian Martin

Dr Adrian Martin at sea

From its extraordinary creatures, to its crucial role in how the ocean takes up and stores carbon, the ocean’s Twilight Zone is a key research focus for scientists around the world.

The NOC leads on ground-breaking carbon capture research into the Twilight Zone

Various marine copepods may play an important role in the seasonality below the surface. Image: D. Mayor et al. (2020), doi:10.1002/bies.202000149

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has led a study to investigate gaps in knowledge of how ocean life helps store atmospheric carbon dioxide, otherwise known as the biological carbon pump.

NOC to help shape the future of global ocean research

The UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is playing a key role in shaping the global structure and research agenda for the ocean over the next decade.