WP1: Air-Sea fluxes

This work package focuses on: Interaction of the Southern Ocean with the atmosphere. What controls the exchange of heat and carbon across the air-sea-ice interface, and how well are these exchanges constrained by observations and reproduced by models? The focus…

WP2: Surface layer to ocean interior

This work package focuses on: Exchange between the upper-ocean mixed layer and the interior. What are the leading-order processes that control the rate at which heat and carbon enter the Southern Ocean interior in its different layers, and how will…

WP3: Basin-scale transports

This work package focuses on: Exchange between the Southern Ocean and the global ocean. What are the size, variability and controls on basin-scale heat and carbon transports throughout the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean and outwards to the global…

News

NEW FILM! The Ocean Driving the Climate

The Ocean Driving the Climate – Scientists are working to improve our understanding of the Southern Ocean and highlight its unique role in affecting Climate Change. Watch the full film here: https://youtu.be/sUN2H7tsz3w

The Southern Ocean and our Climate

If you would like to know more about the Southern Ocean and the research carried out by the ORCHESTRA team, take a look at ‘The Southern Ocean and our Climate‘ publication. Find out how important the Southern Ocean is to…

PhD studentship available

As part of the NERC-funded INSPIRE Doctoral Training Partnership (https://www.inspire-dtp.ac.uk/), we are seeking applicants for a competition-funded PhD studentship entitled: “The changing freshwater composition of the South Atlantic and Southern Ocean: causes and impacts“. This is a joint project between…

About Orchestra

Climate change is one of the most urgent issues facing humanity and life on Earth. Whilst our everyday understanding of climate concerns the warmth of the atmosphere, the ocean is critical in controlling how our planet’s climate changes. This is…

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