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In deep water? Understanding the future climate risks to Pitcairn’s coral reefs

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  The UK overseas territory of the Pitcairn Islands is one of the most remote in the world. Spanning the four small islands of Pitcairn, Oeno, Henderson, and Ducie, they form part of a remote volcanic outcrop in the Southern …

Too hot to handle? Adapting to the impacts of marine climate change in the Gulf

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As world leaders meet at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 27th Conference of Parties (COP27) in Egypt this week, Cefas Middle East Programme Director Will Le Quesne discusses the challenge of climate change facing the world’s …

Monitoring the impact of climate change: The Global Ocean Wildlife Analysis Network and British Antarctic Territory

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Ryder Bay, BAS

In the latest of our blog series on the Global Ocean Wildlife Analysis Network, we hear from Simon Morley at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) about what this project means for the British Antarctic Territory (BAT). Simon Morley, British Antarctic …

The Blue Belt Programme: looking back on 2020/2021

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Surveying coral reefs Pitcairn Islands

Kylie Bamford, Head of Marine Conservation for the UK Overseas Territories, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: The Blue Belt Programme supports delivery of the UK government’s commitment to provide long term protection and sustainable management of marine environments across the …

10 years, 28 partners… what MCCIP learned about marine climate change

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In 2006, a partnership of UK scientists, government, agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) established the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP); a group formed to bring together the UK’s expertise across marine and climate science. A decade later, MCCIP has …

Deciphering El Niño’s role in waterborne disease emergence

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Globe showing El Nino

Evidence is emerging that the devastating outbreaks of Vibrio disease recently witnessed in Latin America are linked to significant El Niño events. New research using the latest microbial and genomic tools is providing a fresh insight into how El Niño …