Research on Southern Ocean carbon sink funded by 4C receives Prix de Quervain award

arctic ice and ocean

The Southern Ocean is the largest ocean sink of carbon dioxide released by human activities. The amount of this anthropogenic carbon dioxide that is absorbed by the Southern Ocean remains highly uncertain. Recent research funded by 4C has attempted to reduce this uncertainty. 

Nutrients from rivers and coastal erosion are of crucial importance for the Arctic Ocean ecosystem finds a 4C study

ocean ice

Marine primary production is the foundation of the marine food chain and ocean ecosystems. It primarily occurs via photosynthesis by phytoplankton, which use inorganic carbon and nutrients to produce organic matter.