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Category: CUSTARD


CUSTARD research expedition complete, but still more to collect

Dr Adrian Martin, CUSTARD Principal Scientist, National Oceanography Centre, UK 10/01/2020 At present Discovery is back in Punta Arenas with research expedition DY111 complete. We managed to get an enormous amount done and the data should keep us happy making…

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'Marine Snow' – Episode 3

Chelsey Baker, National Oceanography Centre, UK Cover photograph by Sofia Alexiou, NOC 06/01/2020 EPISODE 3 – Sampling the Sinking Marine Snowstorm Onboard the RRS Discovery for the past 6 weeks we’ve been waiting for a snowstorm… a marine snowstorm. But…

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Wildlife we encountered – Southern Ocean

Dr Hugh Venables, British Antarctic Survey, UK 05/01/2020 The main aims of the 2019 CUSTARD expedition have been to look at carbon export from the Southern Ocean, to deep water or even the sediments five kilometres down from the sunlit…

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Trace Metals on CUSTARD

From Left: Dr Angie Milne, Izzy Turnbull, Dr Antony Birchill, Dr Simon Ussher – Plymouth University, UK 04/01/2020 Trace metal team and their role in Custard Why do we care about trace metals? As the name implies trace metals are…

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Capturing 'Marine Ninjas'

Dr Katsia Pabortsava, National Oceanography Centre, UK 02/01/2020 Measuring microplastics in the Southern Ocean ‘So, have you found any microplastics in your samples already?’ This is a question that I, Dr Katsia Pabortsava (NOC, UK), often get asked while I…

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Carbon on CUSTARD: Episode 2

Mr Gareth Lee & Dr Maribel García Ibáñez, University of East Anglia, UK 30/12/2019 EPISODE 2: Instruments used for measuring dissolved carbon in the ocean ‘Morning Laurel, morning Lucy’. That’s how the day starts. The same greeting every day, every…

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Carbon on CUSTARD: Episode 1

cover pic by Sofia Alexiou, NOC Dr Maribel García-Ibáñez & Mr Gareth Lee, University of East Anglia, UK 28/12/2019 EPISODE 1: Why we measure carbon dissolved in the ocean Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) enters the ocean through three “pumps”: the…

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'Marine Snow' Trilogy: Episode 2

Dr Frédéric Le Moigne (CNRS, Marseille, France) and Dr Katsia Pabortsava (NOC, Southamtpon, UK) 20/12/2019 EPISODE 2: What is the ocean’s biological carbon pump? Currents and biological activity play a critical role in controlling the uptake of atmospheric carbon dioxide…

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'Marine Snow' Trilogy: Episode 1

Dr Nathan Briggs, National Oceanography Centre, UK 16/12/2019 EPISODE 1: What is “Marine Snow” and how does it help keep the earth cooler? On land, plants use sunlight to take carbon dioxide from the air and convert it into organic…

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'Adopt-A-Float': just in time for Christmas

11/12/2019 Besides conducting research, as scientists we also feel as passionate about the legacy our work produces.  From new scientific discoveries and better understanding of the Earth System to informing governments’ policy on the environment, assisting development, encouraging people’s interest…

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