Improving our understanding of the role of the oceans and the cryosphere (ice) in the climate system.
• Improving ocean and ice modelling capability.
• Providing advice to government regarding climate mitigation.
• Understanding how the oceans, sea-ice and land-ice could be affected by climate change and how these changes could feed back onto the climate system.
Improving and evaluating the performance of the ocean and sea ice components of global climate models.
Investigating the role of ocean circulation in current and future climates, in particular that of the meridional overturning circulation.
Providing policy-relevant evidence and research on avoiding dangerous climate change and its impacts.
Sea level rise is a key marine impact of climate change.
Changes in sea ice and land ice have important climate feedbacks, through albedo and ocean circulation. The melt of land ice results in sea level rise.
Ocean carbon and biogeochemical cycles influence climate on a range of timescales.
Information on the wide range of work our climate, cryosphere and oceans scientists undertake; the projects they are involved with and their skills and interests.