Cruise 1: NW European Sea

On the 6th June 2011, the UK research vessel the RRS Discovery left Liverpool docks to embark on the first research cruise in a large UK programme studying the impacts of ocean acidification.

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Download the Cruise booklet (17.5MB)
Read/Download the Cruise Report (pdf 11.2MB)

Sea surface OA reserch cruise in NW European Seas

On the cruise, researchers are investigating the impacts of changing seawater chemistry on:

      • marine organisms and ecosystems,
      • ┬ábiogeochemical cycling in the sea, and
      • how the sea interacts with the atmosphere to influence climate.

Just some of the microscopic life that we have encountered on this cruise (electron micrographs from Jeremy Young)