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University of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences
Downing Street
United Kingdom
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organisation profile

The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge is one of the largest departments of Earth Sciences in the United Kingdom. It was formed in 1987 from a number of smaller Departments as a result of the Universities Funding Council's review of Earth Science departments. Current research projects include investigations of the mid-Atlantic ridge, a study of the structure of the south west Indian Ridge (both using multi- channel seismic and ocean bottom seismometer surveys and underway profiles using magnetics, gravity and 3.5kHz and 10kHz echo-sounding) and participating in the NEAPACC (North East Atlantic Palaeoceanography and Climate Change) project. This latter project is a UK Natural Environment Research Council Community Research Project (CRP).

Objectives include the studing the changes in the hydrography and current flow in the region of the Iceland-Scotland Overflow on the flank of the Reykjanes Ridge over the last inter-glacial cycle. The Department also participated in the Biogechemical Ocean Flux Study CRP (the UK contribution to the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS)).

results in other services

  • Data Discovery & Access service - Data Originators (CDI)
  • Cruise summary report (CSR)
  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)
  • Marine environmental databases (EDMED)
  • European Cruise programmes (EuroFleets)
  • Ocean going Cruise programmes (POGO)

edmo metadata

EDMO record id
Collating centre
British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC)
Latest update
26 January 2011 10:49:29 AM