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…

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Physical Oceanographer vacancy

Description The British Antarctic Survey is inviting applications for an observational physical oceanographer with a track record of interpreting and analysing observational polar oceanographic datasets. The successful candidate will use observational datasets and numerical model output to construct and test…

The Southern Ocean in a changing climate: open-ocean physical and biogeochemical processes

The Southern Ocean in a changing climate: open-ocean physical and biogeochemical processes (OS1.12/BG4.13/CL4.28) There will be a Southern Ocean session at the EGU General Assembly 2020 in Vienna (3–8 May 2020). The Southern Ocean around the latitudes of the Antarctic…

Blog: Homeward Bound – Last Leg of the ORCHESTRA Cruise

Carol Arrowsmith is a chief technician in the stable isotope facility at the BGS. She recently took part in an expedition to the Southern Ocean as part of  ORCHESTRA (Ocean Regulation of Climate by Heat and Carbon Sequestration and Transports), a NERC funded programme with partners at…

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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