£10m to investigate impact of climate change on Arctic Ocean

NERC has awarded funding for four new research projects under it’s ‘Changing Arctic Ocean: Implications for marine biology and biogeochemistry‘ research programme. These four projects will aim to investigate how life in the Arctic Ocean is coping with dramatic changes such as ocean acidification and pollution as well as sea ice loss. The four projects awarded funding are as follows:

Arctic productivity in the seasonal ice zone (Arctic PRIZE) – Principal Investigator: Dr  Finlo Cottier, SAMS

Can we detect changes in the Arctic ecosystems? – Principal Investigator: Dr Claire Mahaffey, University of Liverpool

Mechanistic understanding of the role of diatoms in the success of the Arctic calanus complex and implications for a warmer Arctic -  Principal Investigator: Professor David Pond, SAMS

The Changing Arctic Ocean Seafloor (ChAOS) – Principal Investigator: Dr Christian März, University of Leeds

For further information about the Changing Arctic Ocean Programme, and details of the  funded projects, please see the NERC website.