The Department of Oceanography runs a variety of programmes which include:-

Determination of the chemical and physical structure of our seas; Sea-atmospheric interactions and their effects on the climate system; Studies on the concentration, distribution and affects on water quality of substances transported via the atmosphere and sediments; Interaction of chemical / biological / physical processes; The relationship between the climate and carbon cycle; Genetic biodiversity , species diversity and ecosystem processes; How gas cycles interact with atmospheric and marine particles; How atmospheric nutrient inputs can affect marine production and determination of how these processes affect climate; Research on ocean-ice-atmosphere interactions with the  Antarctic and Arctic ecosystems.