Research in Ocean Sciences

Ocean Sciences at Liverpool has an international reputation for its work on climate change, including how the ocean is warming and sea level is rising; how ocean physics and biogeochemistry interact together, including the cycling of nutrients, trace metals and carbon, and their effects on the ocean ecosystem; advanced numerical simulations of the oceans, working closely with the UK Met Office; and in state of the art observational techniques, including the use and interpretation of data from autonomous marine robotic platforms.

The National Oceanography Centre is the world leader in the measurement and analysis of global sea level, combining tide gauge measurements with satellite data and advanced models of land movement. The numerical modelling team at NOC develop the ocean components of climate models, and provide the advanced shelf sea models used by the Met Office for operational forecasting, including coastal flooding. NOC have an equally strong focus on observational science with extensive seagoing expertise, the use of novel autonomous vehicles (ocean gliders) and innovative technology development for marine measurements.