This project aims to determine current seawater carbonate chemistry, with current samping locations in the North Sea, the Gulf of Sirte in the Mediterranean and offshore Angola.
CTD data and water samples hav been collected from the seabed up to the surface to establish a profile of the water column. Seawater samples will be analysed at Heriot-Watt University for dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and total alkalinity. These results will allow us to assess ocean acidification in these areas.
This project is been undertaken by Research Associate Dr Fiona Murray in collaboration with BP and NOC.
Dr Fiona Murray
Prof. Murray Roberts