NERC invests £22 million in major research programme on the Atlantic Ocean

A new £22 million research programme will investigate the impacts of climate change and human activities on the Atlantic Ocean, from the surface to the deep seabed.

Commissioned by NERC, the new five-year marine research programme, Climate Linked Atlantic Sector Science (CLASS), will be delivered in partnership by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Scottish Association for Marine Science, Marine Biological Association, and Sea Mammal Research Unit.

This ambitious multi-disciplinary programme aims to provide data, models and technology to help understand the impacts on the Atlantic Ocean environment, and inform action such as the UK's commitments to international observing programmes. The programme will involve developing and deploying cutting-edge marine robotics, combined with ocean modelling and satellite remote sensing.

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