Long-Term Monitoring and Research on the Ocean Floor

It is an environmental and climate archive, a sensitive ecosystem, and important for the global carbon cycle: The ocean floor fulfills many important functions. In the „The Ocean Floor – Earth’s Unchartered Interface” Cluster of Excellence, researchers from the U Bremen Research Alliance are investigating, among other things, the remains of marine plankton that reach the ocean floor from the light-flooded surface. They reveal to the researchers how climate change affects this ecosystem.

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