About us

Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry (SSB) is a £10.5 million, six year (2011 – 2017) research programme, jointly funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The aim of the research is to reduce the uncertainty in our understanding of nutrient and carbon cycling within the shelf seas, and of their role in global biogeochemical cycles. SSB will also provide effective policy advice and make a significant contribution to the Living with Environmental Change programme.

Further information on SSB is available through the following links

  • Programme – this provides a more detailed description and rationale for SSB
  • Contact us – this contains contact information for all the personnel involved in the SSB programme, categorised by the Science Component(s) they are involved in
  • Participants and partners – this is a list of the 15 participating organisations in SSB, along with 3rd party partners who are assisting SSB and bodies or projects with whom SSB has a collaboration.”