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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A new science leader for ORCHESTRA

Sadly, we have said goodbye to ORCHESTRA’s lead scientist, Emily Shuckburgh. Emily has taken on a new role at the University of Cambridge. Emily said: “It has been a pleasure to lead ORCHESTRA over the last couple of years and…

Research Fellow in Sea Ice Altimetry Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling

Research Fellow in Sea Ice Altimetry: Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, University of Leeds, UK Full time – Fixed term to March 2021 – £33,199 to £39,609 p.a. Applications should be submitted by 23.59 (UK time) on Sunday 31 March….

Blog: Investigating the Southern Ocean

Investigating the Southern Ocean: Part 1 – Carol Arrowsmith Carol organising her equipment at BAS prior to departure In a few days I will be embarking on my leg of the major NERC project called ORCHESTRA (Ocean Regulation of Climate through Heat and Carbon…

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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