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‘Go with the flow': Research on the current in the subpolar North Atlantic

Contribution from NIOZ - NACLIM - OSNAP | Summer 2015, a film made to demonstrate the work carried out in the subpolar gyre by scientists from various large-scale collaborative projects, and to raise social awareness of the significance of observation/the role of North Atlantic ocean in our life.
Summary about the film (NIOZ): Oceanographic research carried out in the North Atlantic Ocean is of great importance to understand the role of the ocean in our climate and future climate change. Scientists collaborate in large international projects in order to continuously measure the subpolar Atlantic at key geographical locations.


From Iceland to Greenland - a peek into the depth of the Arctic Ocean

Laura de Steur | OSNAP East Leg 2 Underway (Updates on OSNAP's Blog )


The North Atlantic Climate: what we need to find out... a short video-story

This video is a short introduction to the main challenges our researches face in their investigations on climate variability in the North Atlantic. This is the first video of three, the others will follow in 2014-2016 and explain the impacts of climate variability on human health (heat stress in cities) and on oceanic ecosystems

Target audience: General public

Researching global warming's pause

Interesting video on Argo floats and global warming pause.

Research video and graphics courtesy of University of California, San Diego

The IPCC climate change report - in 90 seconds

The BBC's Victoria Gill explains why this report really matters - in just 90 seconds. Research video and graphics of Argo floats courtesy of University of California, San Diego


News about the project

2014: March 2014 download // January 2014 download

2013: Sept-October 2013 download // August 2013 download // July 2013 download



The fact-sheet describes in short the goals/methodology/expected results of the project. Its content will be available on CORDIS as well. The fact-sheet is going to be updated every 18 months with new inputs from researchers 

Download the latest version (June 2013)


NACLIM in few words: download latest version (2014)

Articles and podcasts

Bluefin tuna caught at east Greenland

Brian MacKenzie (DTU Aqua): "We have recently published a research paper showing that bluefin tuna were present at east Greenland in summer 2012. This location (approx. 65.5 deg. N.) is much farther north than its usual summer feeding habitat, but the warm conditions that year seemed to be suitable for the tuna. The warm water also attracted some of the tuna's favorite prey, such as Atlantic mackerel. This is the first time bluefin tuna have been reported so far north in Greenland waters."

A short story about the study is on DTU Aqua website at this link:

An interview (text and audio) is at this link:

[14 January 2014]

European temperatures likely to fall due to Arctic vortex as US thaws

"The big freeze in the US was part of an Arctic weather system that is being displaced more and more frequently because of global warming, European researchers believe. As it re-centres itself over the pole, it should bring colder, icier conditions back to Europe". NACLIM scientists Chantal Claud and Javier Garcia-Serrano talk to journalist Ben Deighton for the HORIZON, the EU Research & Innovation Magazine. Read the full article [>>]

[9 October 2013]

Ocean currents to tell us more about our climate

New monitoring project in North Atlantic will improve climate predictions and weather forecasting (SAMS). Marine scientists in Scotland are part of an international team working on a newly funded multi-million pound project to monitor crucial ocean currents that shape Britain’s climate. The OSNAP project will run for five years and involve scientists from 7 countries, including a team of the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS):

For more information, please contact Stuart Cunningham or Mark Inall at SAMS

[10 September 2013]

Copernicus: Importance of in-situ observations

EuroGOOS AISBL & MyOcean2 Position Paper produce a joint Position Paper on the in-situ components of Copernicus "Towards a long term EU funding
for the in-situ component of the Copernicus Marine Service": Download

Copernicus, previously known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), is the European Programme for the establishment of a European capacity for Earth Observation:

For more information, please contact the EuroGOOS secretariat:

Marine science: Oceanography's billion-dollar baby

A mammoth undersea US project will soon start streaming data to researchers. But some wonder whether the system is worth its high price, an article by Alexandra Witze for Nature:

Press materials

Powerpoint presentations

Press releases November 2012

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