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CLASS Blog Date: 2022-06-06 10:59
The latest CLASS supported cruise was an expedition to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain Sustained Observatory (PAP-SO) in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean. This is a continuation of a long-term time-series of observations – a vital tool that underpins our understanding of the changes occurring in the...
CLASS Blog Date: 2022-05-26 09:45
Hello, I am Olmo Miguez-Salas, a Humboldt postdoctoral fellow working in the Senckenberg Institute in Frankfurt (Germany). My research involves ichnological analysis of marine sediments; in other words, I study bioturbational processes. Bioturbation is generally defined as the reworking of soils...
CLASS Blog Date: 2022-03-07 16:57
The UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) have recently published a paper on the key challenges and emerging issues facing the UK marine climate change community. Identifying key challenges and emerging issues was a major part of MCCIP’s 2020 marine climate change impacts report card...
CLASS Blog Date: 2021-09-02 08:37
Author: Andrew Yool, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton Alongside the programme of fieldwork being undertaken as part of the CLASS project, modelling scientists at NOC are also using supercomputers to make “virtual reality” versions of the World Ocean and its ecosystems. These computer...
CLASS Blog Date: 2021-08-06 14:45
Author: Alex Megann, National Oceanography Centre For about ten years NOC has collaborated closely with the Met Office under the Joint Marine Modelling programme (JMMP), which forms part of the Joint Weather and Climate Research Programme (JWCRP). Under JMMP and related programmes, NERC funds...
CLASS Blog Date: 2021-04-26 17:06
Author: Allison Schaap, Ocean Technology & Engineering Group at NOC I had the privilege of spending February and March on board Germany’s famous icebreaking research vessel Polarstern in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Organised by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI),...
CLASS Blog Date: 2021-04-14 16:09
The CLASS mid-term report highlights some of the exciting research and outcomes from the first half of the project. Download now!
CLASS Blog Date: 2021-02-25 09:47
Author: Allison Schaap, Ocean Technology & Engineering Group at NOC Work package 6 of the CLASS project revolves around the development and demonstration of new sensing systems for autonomous ocean measurements. Two of these sensors – those for pH and total alkalinity (TA) – have been used...
CLASS Blog Date: 2020-11-20 15:05
CLASS cruise DY116 to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain Sustained Observatory (PAP-SO) finally got underway at the beginning of November when the RRS Discovery set sail from Southampton. Originally scheduled for spring/summer 2020, like so many activities, it was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic....
CLASS Blog Date: 2020-10-29 12:38
A Round up of Discovery DY120 from the Chief Scientist, Stuart Cunningham, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) DY120 set out to complete work for the CLASS and UK OSNAP programmes, on a cruise that had been delayed from its original August 2020 dates because of the covid-19...