Linnaeus University's researcher Marcelo Ketzer and visiting researcher Satoko Owari are on a four week expedition in the Atlantic Ocean together with research colleagues from two French universities.
The researchers work around the clock, in four-hour shifts. On the large ship they can collect sediment samples up to 60 meters long with a large instrument called a corer. In the sediment samples the researchers want to investigate the presence of methane in the seabed. The research is important for understanding how methane emissions contribute to ocean acidification and global warming.
Read more about Marcelo’s research
- The Baltic Sea’s potential greenhouse gas emissions and ecosystem studied in two new research projects
- Marcelo is on expedition in the Mediterranean Sea to study how gas in the ocean floor can trigger a tsunami
- Environmental researchers from Linnaeus University map out marine pollution in the Baltic Sea
- Massive release of methane gas from the seafloor linked to global warming discovered for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere