Back from the deep

Back from the deep! Article by Pete Brown (NOC), Sunke Trace-Kleeberg (U.Southampton) & Sara Fowell (NOC) As part of EPOC, first steps have been undertaken in understanding how new biogeochemical (BGC) sensors can contribute to and improve our understanding of the large-scale transport of carbon and nutrients by the AMOC. The recent DY174 expedition on […]

Recovering EPOC sensors from the subtropical North Atlantic

Deployment of EPOC sensors in 2022

Recovering EPOC sensors from the subtropical North Atlantic Preparations are underway for the next RAPID programme research cruise (DY174) at the North Atlantic’s eastern boundary, just south of the Canary Islands. Next week (28 March 2024), the team will depart Santa Cruz de Tenerife on the UK’s research vessel RRS Discovery to recover and redeploy […]

First EPOC newsletter out!

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The first EPOC newsletter is out! Reflecting on progress over the past 12 months, this first edition of the biannual EPOC newsletter focuses on our recent AMOC observational activities, as well as a round up of recent meetings and workshops. Happy reading! EPOC Newsletter, Issue 1 (December 2023): Download here (PDF, 2.8MB)

Atlantic overturning: new observations and challenges

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Atlantic overturning: new observations and challenges 23 October 2023 A new collection of scientific papers summarising the latest knowledge on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) are published online today (23 October 2023). The papers follow as a result of a scientific discussion meeting organised at the Royal Society in London on 5-6 December 2022 […]

EPOC expedition MSM121 is underway!

View as Maria S. Merian leaves port

Sailing on the German research vessel RV Maria S. Merian, the team left Nuuk, Greenland and is heading south to the Flemish Cap to deploy new moorings and pressure sensors…

Deployment of new pressure sensors at 26ºN

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Two new sensors have been deployed at 26°N in the Atlantic to measure ocean bottom pressure. Ocean pressure has been measured for decades, but typically suffers from ‘drift’ in the measurement – meaning that the measured value becomes more inaccurate over time. This occurs due to the deformation of the sensor itself under the effect […]

New monthly AMOC webinar series

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A new monthly webinar series, focused on advances in AMOC science, kicks off in March 2023. Featuring AMOC researchers from around the globe, the series builds towards the CLIVAR workshop on ‘Meeting AMOC Observation Needs in a Changing Climate‘, which takes place in Hamburg, Germany on 18-20 July 2023. The new webinar series is coordinated […]

EPOC at the Arctic Science Summit Week

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EPOC and its Arctic elements were presented in a pitch presentation by Laura de Steur (Norwegian Polar Institute) during the EU Polar Cluster Community Meeting (18 February 2023) at the Arctic Science Summit Week. The session provided an overview of the EU Polar Cluster  and an opportunity for EU Polar Cluster member projects to share information, […]