Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT)

Project overview

Diagram summarising the AMT research
Diagram summarising the AMT research ©

The Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) project began as a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded consortium project and now continues under NERC National Capability funding. The AMT is coordinated by Andy Rees (AMT Principal Investigator) and Miss Christina Pardos Bradley (AMT Project Officer) at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML).

The aim of the AMT project is to study the factors determining the ecological and biogeochemical variability in the planktonic ecosystems of the tropical and temperate Atlantic Ocean and its links to atmospheric processes.

To date AMT consists of four phases:

More details of the AMT cruise programme and participants can be found on the BODC cruise programme pages and on the official web site.

Related AMT pages at BODC

Contents     BODC processing
BODC's role      Cruise programme
Data policy     Data inventories
Data submission     Data delivery
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