Oceans and Climate - About

Our research falls under three broad categories:

  • Ocean dynamics and climate.
  • Biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nutrients and trace metals.
  • Shelf sea physics and biogeochemistry.

Our research group is comprised of ocean scientists with a range of skills and research interests, including observational oceanographers, ocean and climate modelers and marine chemists. Our research spans from coastal seas to the open ocean, the tropics to the poles and over past, present and future time scales.

Research themes in Oceans and Climate include:

  • Assessing the role of the ocean in the past, contemporary and future global carbon cycle
  • Investigating ocean dynamics from fine scale turbulence to global overturning circulation
  • Unravelling the link between ocean physics, nutrients and phytoplankton productivity and diversity in the shelf seas and open ocean
  • Using and developing models to investigate the behaviour of carbon, nutrients and trace metals in the ocean
  • Investigating the processes that supply nutrients and sustain biological productivity
  • Assessing the magnitude, composition and fate of organic matter in the ocean
  • Developing novel analytical techniques to measure trace metals and contaminants in aquatic systems