In December 2015, a team of scientists from Exeter University, the National Oceanographic Centre (NOC) and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), set off on a marine expedition on-board RRS Discovery as part of a programme of research studying the role of the North Atlantic Ocean in controlling greenhouse gas concentrations.

Read more: The RSS Discovery cruise DY040

From 18th to 21st February members of the GAUGE and GREENHOUSE projects took part in a public outreach activity at Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. Under the title Mission: Climate Science, researchers from the University of Edinburgh and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) Edinburgh used a variety of interactive displays to engage with children of nursery, primary and secondary school age as well as adults of all ages on the topic of greenhouse gas (GHG) research.

Read more: "Mission: Climate Science" at Our Dynamic Earth

How do we investigate the the amount and variability of sources and sinks of greenhouse gases from the North Atlantic? A new video introduces the project Radiatively Active Gases from the North Atlantic Region and Climate Change (RAGNARoCC), what it hopes to achieve with the gained data and how it will help increase our knowledge and understanding of climate change.

Read more: Video: Radiatively Active Gases from the North Atlantic Region and Climate Change (RAGNARoCC)

The "Mission: Climate Science" was an event held at the Royal Botanic Garden on the weekend of 24 and 25 October. It involved climate scientists engaging with the general public through drop-in activities, exhibits and interactive performances based on the "Greenhouse Gases Emissions and Feedback Programme", the "Methane in the Arctic - Measurements and Modelling (MAMM)" project, and the "Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM)", all of which are funded by NERC.

Read more: Engaging with school students and the public: "Mission: Climate Science"

To raise awareness of climate change, GREENHOUSE researchers, in the School of GeoSciences, engaged secondary school students in analysing recent research data from Eddy flux co-variance towers in Dumfries. The venue for this recent workshop was in the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI). Its impact was very positive with excellent feedback from the students. Further proposals to extend this approach are planned.

Read more: GREENHOUSE Impacts on Schools