Strengthening marine observations

Long-term observations of the marine environment are imperative to enable us to see how the marine environment is changing and to provide a baseline for projections of how it may change into the future.  PML has a long standing network of in situ observations, from the Western Channel Observatory in the western English Channel to the Atlantic Meridional Transect sampling the length of the Atlantic Ocean each year.  However, it is not possible to sample the entire global ocean and PML is at the forefront of utilising remote sensing platforms including satellite and aircraft observations to conduct research on the physical and ecological processes in oceanic, coastal and inland waters.
 
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Carbon and nutrient cycles

The ocean plays a dominant role in the Earth’s carbon and nutrient cycles.  These cycles are intrinsically linked together and sustain...

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Remote sensing obtains information about the ocean from a distance, usually from satellites or aircraft, and can be used to measure a wide variety...

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