Ice Dynamics and Palaeoclimate team




Our ambition

A priority for this team is to develop a deeper understanding of climate change and the response of the ice sheets so that we can improve our ability to explain the risk of future Antarctic and Greenland ice sheet loss and its impact on sea level.

Ice cores being stored at the drilling site on Berkner Island, Antarctica

By investigating the interplay between ice dynamics and the climate we aim to predict the future of the polar ice sheets. Observation and modelling of the mass balance of the ice sheets in response to present climate change is critical to our understanding of future change. By applying our expertise in the fields of ice core research we are enhancing knowledge of past climate

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NOAA Awards $180 Million Contract for Two New Research Ships




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The 1989-built NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer (NOAA file image)

BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 01-01-2021 06:12:00


NOAA has awarded a contract worth $180 million to the Louisian shipyard Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors for a pair of new research vessels. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is working in partnership with NOAA on the newbuilds, reflecting its experience acquiring civilian research ships in the T-AGOR program.

“We can all be proud that these two new NOAA ships will be built in the United States by highly skilled workers, and to the highest standards,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “The nation will benefit greatly from the information these state-of-the-art vessels will collect for decades to come.”

The new single-hulled vessels will be named after

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Marine Forecast


Marine Forecast

En esta página se presentan las condiciones meteorológicas para alta mar y zonas costeras adaptadas a las necesidades de los usuarios. Además de la predicción en formato texto, más amigable, se presenta información gráfica con mapas de viento y altura de oleaje con animación de imágenes. Los avisos tienen un alcance de 48 horas, la predicción en texto de 24 horas y los mapas amplían la predicción hasta 5 días.

Seleccione el área sobre el mapa o utilizando el desplegable inferior.
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RRS Sir David Attenborough




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RRS Sir David Attenborough

RRS Sir David Attenborough

Autumn 2020 onwards
Summer: 90, Winter: 90

A new polar research ship for Britain

The RRS Sir David Attenborough was handed over to NERC and BAS by shipbuilder Cammell Laird on 27 November 2020.   The ship is expected to commence polar operations in 2021 after a period of intensive mariner training, testing and trialling the many technical, scientific and operational features and capabilities. The RRS Sir David Attenborough is one of the most advanced polar research vessels in the world.

In October 2020 the technical sea trials and scientific equipment testing began. This multidisciplinary research platform will transform how ship-borne science is conducted in the polar regions and provide scientists with state-of-the-art facilities to

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Shipping Industry Joins First Effort Mapping Ocean Pollution

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Ocean pollution -photo from Eyesea

BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 12-07-2020 04:56:08


A first of its kind effort is uniting technology and the resources of the shipping industry to collect pollution data and build comprehensive maps designed to inform and empower government and NGO environmental efforts. Launched by the not-for-profit organization Eyesea, seafarers, ship owners, managers and maritime professionals are pledging to support the initiative collecting data that Eyesea will process and analyze. 

Approximately 60 commercial ships and several superyachts are currently preparing for sea trials of the beta version of the Eyesea app, the nonprofit announced. The reporting tool allows seafarers to collect and submit data on marine pollution by simply taking a photo and categorizing the pollution type. Images are then

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