Investigating Long Term Nutrient Preservation Techniques in the North Atlantic 5-25 of May

Malcolm Woodward
WP’s 2,3,4 and 5 | Plymouth Marine Laboratory

EuroGO-SHIP was able to leverage an opportunity to join the RRS James Cook as it sailed from Southampton on the 5th of May as part of a long-term survey programme by NOC Southampton at the Porcupine Abyssal Plain (PAP) station, beyond the shelf edge in the North Atlantic. EuroGO-SHIP team member Malcolm Woodward from PML joined the team to carry out long-term nutrient sampling analysis to investigate freezing and pasteurization preservation techniques. The seawater samples were taken using a CTD/Rosette system with 20 litre sampling bottles at various depths offering a wide range of  nutrient concentrations typically found in the seas across Europe. The results of the sampling exercise will be available circa October 2024. To learn more, Malcolm has stepped out his adventure in a travelogue style blog on the EuroGO-SHIP website.

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