Oceans and Climate

Oceans and Climate

Welcome to the Oceans and Climate group page.

The ocean is a key component in the climate system, being a main driver of the transport of heat, mass and particulates such as plastics and plankton over the globe. The goal of the research performed at the Oceans and Climate group at the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research of Utrecht University (UU/IMAU) is to improve our understanding of ocean transport and variability as well as variations and transitions in the climate system in past, present and future climates. For this effort we develop and employ a hierarchy of numerical models acting on different spatial and temporal scales. Research is organised in three themes: a. Non-linear ocean and climate dynamics, b. Paleo-climate dynamics and tipping points, and c. Lagrangian ocean analysis. Visit the Research menu for more information on these research topics.

The Oceans and Climate team.


Princetonplein 5
3584 CC Utrecht


Phone: +31 30 253 3275