Week 4: Living Oceans
How weather and climate affect phytoplankton, and the role of phytoplankton in the carbon cycle and measuring biodiversity.
Ocean colour provides information on primary production relevant to fisheries and marine ecology, which can be used develop Earth system models that help predict future climate change
Scientists at the Sir Alister Foundation for Ocean Sciences (SAHFOS ) use plankton data recorded by the CPR survey to monitor changes in the marine environment.
Extra video on models and future missions for phytoplankton and biodiversity