Ocean Shelf-Edge Exchange
The edge of the coastal shelf represents a major boundary within the ocean system, and exchange of water over this boundary has a considerable impact on the shelf seas and societal use of these seas, as well as impacting the open ocean.
Shelf ocean exchanges are driven by a variety of small scale physical processes that are greatly influenced by topography around the boundary and meteorological forcing. However, we cannot currently describe the processes involved in these exchanges, how they interact and what controls them, and as a result these processes are inadequately represented within ocean models.
The overarching objective of the Ocean Shelf-Edge Exchange research programme is:
"To improve our fundamental understanding of shelf edge processes which influence the environmental conditions of coastal seas." More about the Ocean Shelf-Edge Exchange programme
19 Sep 2011
NERC would like to announce the indicative timing of some key dates for the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Technology programme's remaining opportunity. Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Technology programme timetable