iAtlantic project - mapping the Atlantic Ocean

Press/Media: Research

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.

Period18 Jun 2019

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleiAtlantic Project
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBBC
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/06/19
    DescriptionA 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/AuthorKen Macdonald
    URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48666091
    PersonsStuart Cunningham