Formation of the Central Arctic Ocean Research Unit

June 18, 2022

Prof Brendan Godley, (previously the University of Exeter’s Director of the Centre for Ecology & Conservation) set in motion the next step in the University of Exeter’s collaboration with the 90 North Foundation by securing approval to set up a specific unit, the Central Arctic Ocean Research Unit, to deliver the research. Some of its researchers will be based in the University’s stunning new Stella Turk Building (see above).

Within weeks over 30 scientists from several of the University’s faculties had responded to his notification of its formation, each offering to deliver research through our new research unit. Since then, fifteen professors and researchers have submitted research projects under the seven research themes: Changing Oceanography; Ecosystem; Habitats; Biodiversity; Ecosystem Services; Emerging Impacts & Threats; and Governance & Conservation Policy.