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Hydrostation gets fresh funding

A research programme, acquiring ocean measurements 15 miles off Bermuda's shores, the longest-operating station of its kind, has been awarded a fresh grant for a further five years.

The backing comes from the United States Government's National Science Foundation.

Since 1954, Hydrostation S has been tracking the temperature, salinity and carbon dioxide levels of the sea from its surface to a depth of nearly two miles.

With the implications of climate change increasingly felt worldwide, its work offers a window into the long-term changes of the open ocean.

The NSF grant covers $900,000 for research, as well as $3.1 million to support 120 days of studies at sea on board the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science's vessel Atlantic Explorer.

Deployment of ocean sampling units as part of the world's longest-running research project of its kind (Photograph supplied)

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Published November 21, 2016 at 8:00 am (Updated November 22, 2016 at 3:57 pm)

Hydrostation gets fresh funding

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