Addressing the most pressing marine science questions

A prospectus for UK marine science. Image courtesy of Andrew Coward, National Oceanography Centre.

A prospectus for UK marine science. Image courtesy of Andrew Coward, National Oceanography Centre.

From the National Oceanography Centre of the NERC comes a paper entitled ‘Prospectus addresses most pressing marine science questions’ listing the most pressing marine environmental issues that need to be addressed over the next twenty years.

The treatise has been composed by a group of young scientists based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, and cover the fields of physical oceanography, ocean–ice sheet interactions, palaeoceanography, marine geoscience, biogeochemistry, biological oceanography, climate modelling and marine policy, addressing the following questions:

  1. What will my area of marine science be like in 20 years’ time?
  2. What will be the role of UK marine science in international science over that period?
  3. What are the scientific challenges?
  4. What technological advances are necessary to meet the challenges?

“The UK marine science strategy should be reviewed every two to four years by young to mid-career scientists,” said Professor Harry Bryden FRS, who co-edited the volume. “This is essential to maintain the health of UK marine science.”

The item can be read in its entirety by visiting http://noc.ac.uk/news/prospectus-addresses-most-pressing-marine-science-questions


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