The Extended Ellett Line
Extended Ellett Line Project
The Extended Ellett Line is a project to measure and understand the ocean to the west of the UK. We are looking at how and why the currents, temperature and salinity have changed over the past few decades. We also investigate the impact those changes have on climate and ecosystems.
The Extended Ellett Line Project (1996 to 2018) was jointly run by the National Oceanography Centre and SAMS, and funded through the Natural Environment Research Council's National Capabilty programme.
From 2018, the project has been developed into the new Ellett Array, under the Natural Environment Research Council's National Capabilty programme CLASS (Climate Linked Atlantic Sector Science). The Ellett Array consists of moorings, gliders and CTD sections in the Rockall Trough and Hatton-Rockall Basin.