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UK Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Study (UK SOLAS)

Sea state is an important factor in the formation of marine aerosols
Sea state is an important factor in the formation of marine aerosols ©

25 January 2007

BODC announce the launch of the data management pages for the UK Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Study (UK SOLAS), the UK's contribution to the international SOLAS programme.

SOLAS is a seven-year international project involving more than 20 nations. It will examine the interactions between the atmosphere and ocean, focusing on chemical exchanges that affect marine productivity, atmospheric composition and climate.

Data management will be undertaken by the UK SOLAS Data Centre (SDC), a collaboration between BODC and the British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC) - the NERC designated data centre for atmospheric data. The SDC provides a common portal for submission of data, will promote data sharing and collaboration between programme participants, and will ensure that UK SOLAS data are stored safely for long-term use.


Related BODC pages

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Related external links

Official UK SOLAS web site       British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC)
International SOLAS web site