Title iAtlantic Project Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet BBC Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 18/06/19 Description A huge international research programme has been launched to assess the health of the Atlantic Ocean.
The iAtlantic project is the biggest ever mounted in the planet's second largest ocean.
It involves more than 30 partners, funded by the EU, and is being co-ordinated by Edinburgh University.
The scientists will use an array of hi-tech devices, including robot submarines, to scan the deep ocean from the Arctic to South America.
They want to assess the effects of climate change on plants and animals.
They will use genomics, physics, machine learning and other specialisms, and spend four years creating a digital map of the ocean's ecosystems.
Producer/Author Ken Macdonald URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48666091 Persons Stuart Cunningham