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NOC scientists deploy SOCCOM floats on CUSTARD cruise

Follow the RoSES CUSTARD cruise as the UK team deploys SOCCOM floats near Chile. National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists, engineers and crew will embark on a research expedition that will see them spend Christmas and New Year sailing through remote waters in the Southern Ocean on board RRS Discovery.

This is part of an exciting project, led by the NOC, to understand the role of this notoriously rough part of the ocean in taking up and storing carbon from the atmosphere. The team will largely be focusing on studying the seasonal growth of tiny marine plants, called phytoplankton. [read more]