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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Groups

Our research groups oversee the majority of research work in the School of Ocean and Earth Science.

This is often undertaken in collaboration with colleagues from other disciplines or other institutions. Many activities are integrated with the Southampton-based part of the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), with whom we share purpose-built premises on our Waterfront Campus. 

Our main research groups are listed below. Each group page carries details of its researchers and its main themes and activities. Some research groups actively offer facilities, resources and consultancy services to the wider academic and commercial communities. See each page for more details.

Geochemistry

Geochemistry

Our geochemists and postgraduate students apply state-of-the-art geochemical analysis and modelling to scientific questions of major societal, economic and environmental importance

Geology and Geophysics

Geology and Geophysics

With around 60 research staff and PhD students, Southampton's Geology and Geophysics Research Group is among the most active in this field in Europe

Marine Biology and Ecology (MBE)

Marine Biology and Ecology (MBE)

Research in our group focuses on the current and future impacts of environmental change and anthropogenic activities on benthic and pelagic organisms and ecosystems

Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate

Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate

This group seeks to understand past changes in the Earth System for future climate prediction. Its global research covers the Arctic, through to the equatorial Pacific to the Southern Ocean

Marine Biogeochemistry

Marine Biogeochemistry

We research the cycling of nutrients, carbon and other elements in the global ocean, as well as interactions with ocean biology and anthropogenic impacts

Physical Oceanography

Physical Oceanography

Research in this area seeks to understand, quantify and predict the physical character of the ocean, and the dynamic processes that control its circulation and mixing

This video demonstrates the high impact, ground-breaking interdisciplinary research happening here at Ocean and Earth Science.

 

We share the Waterfront Campus of the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS) with Natural Environment Research Council’s Research Centre, The National Oceanography Centre. If you cannot find who you are looking for, it might be because they work for our collaborative partner, The National Oceanography Centre. Please check their website.

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