UK – Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Programme (UK-OSNAP)

New expedition aims to assist in UK strategy in combatting climate change

RRS James Cook ready to set sail to to the North Atlantic Subpolar Gyre.

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) will be embarking on an expedition to the North Atlantic Subpolar Gyre to measure ocean changes and how they affect the UK’s weather systems.

Royal Research Ships resume scientific operations

RRS Discovery returning to her home port of Southampton

The Royal Research Ships James Cook and Discovery are cautiously resuming scientific research expeditions following the suspension of the Marine Facilities Programme earlier in the year due to Covid-19.

SNAP-DRAGON project funded to study the changing subpolar North Atlantic Ocean

Funding has been announced for a major project aimed at improving understanding of an ocean region important for climate predictability.

Breakthrough in identifying what drives ocean overturning

In a departure from the prevailing scientific view, a new international study has revealed that a deep-ocean process playing a key role in regulating Earth’s climate is primarily driven by cooling waters west of Europe.

Major research expedition prepares to set sail

RRS James Clark Ross

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre are preparing to set sail to sub-polar regions on a very technical and scientific challenge – to measure the currents of the northern North Atlantic Ocean from the surface to the seafloor.