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JC073 Changing Oceans Expedition - Murray Roberts

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Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology Open Day 2012. Presentation on UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme's Changing Oceans Expedition into the North Atlantic

Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology Open Day 2012. Presentation on UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme's Changing Oceans Expedition into the North Atlantic

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  • 1. Summary & Initial ResultsJ Murray Roberts & shipboard party
  • 2. JC073 Vital Statistics• Full science crew, 11 institutions (Denmark, Germany, Spain, UK, USA)• 5 sites visited• 181 activity stations• First visual surveys Hebrides Terrace Seamount (JNCC)• 41 ROV dives (25% Holland-1 dives to date)• Departure delayed 34 h (ROV not ready)• 15 h weather downtime• Issues with ROV mob/operation total 66 hours
  • 3. Example of data collected• Aquatic Eddy Correlation (Karl Attard, Henrik Stahl, Ronnie Glud)• System measures high-frequency (up to 64Hz) 3-dimensional current velocity and O2 concentrations and integrates a large area of the seabed between 50-100 m2
  • 4. O2 uptake rateincreases by 1.5xfollowing anincrease in currentvelocity from 9 to13 cm/s.
  • 5. Cruise Outreach• Stewart Stephenson MSP Minister for Environment and Climate Change visited ship• Benbecula school children visit at sea• BBC One Show visit at sea• Cruise blog (10,000 visits; Jubilee TV coverage)• Interviews on BBC Radio & TV• Edinburgh Primary School assemblies & classes• Facilitated debates with Our Dynamic Earth
  • 6. Unexpected additional outreachNew School Mural, Erksine
  • 7. Cruise Movie
  • 8. Many thanks to• Captain Bill Richardson & crew of RRS James Cook• Darren Young (cruise manager) & Terry Edwards (science liasion)• Will Handley & ROV team• Colin Day & all at NMFSS• UKOA for added-value awards