Richard is currently chair of the Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems group at NOC and an honorary Professor at the University of Southampton. He has degrees in Chemistry, Oceanography and Environmental Science with the early part of his research career focussed on the cycling of inorganic nutrients in the hypernutrified estuaries in Eastern England. Since 2000, when he moved to NOC, he has worked on the Biological Carbon Pump, the biologically mediated mechanisms by which ocean life controls climate. Research highlights have included quantitatively linking the supply of the biolimiting nutrient (Fe) to the key ecosystem service of carbon sequestration in polar waters, identifying the Fe limited status of the N Atlantic and closing the mesopelagic C budget at the PAP site, thereby resolving a longstanding problem in biological oceanography. He is leading a 3.7 Million pound NERC large grant to work on the controls over mesopelagic mineralisation with fieldwork in the Benguela Upwelling and Southern Ocean and is also working on the oceanic uptake of anthropogenically remobilised atmospheric CO2. In the future he plans to work extensively on the transfer of terrestrial organic matter from land to sea and its fate in coastal waters, initially via a large project in the UK, eventually taking this expertise into S Hemisphere and tropical settings.
Richard Sanders

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Satcom Forum, 9th-11th October 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

You are invited on behalf of the World Meteorological Organisation and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, to the meeting of the Satcom Forum, 9th-11th October in Amsterdam, Netherlands.



(8/6/2018)

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New edition of Ocean Challenge is available for download

We are very pleased to announce that the new edition of Ocean Challenge V22 No.2 is available for download. 


(18/4/2018)

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Sea Level SIG Meeting - Registration/Abstract submission open

2nd-4th July 2018 the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level will be hosting an international conference on sea-level at NOC and the University of Liverpool. We're already receiving abstracts for speakers and posters, so make sure you submit yours soon - abstract deadline is the 30th March. 

http://conference.noc.ac.uk/sea-level-futures-2018

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