University of St Andrews

New Light on Climate Change

Wednesday 25 March 2015

Congratulations to Bill Austin and Sarah Hughes (Marine Scotland Science) on receiving funding support from MASTS.

Bill and Sarah have received funding from the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland - MASTS to work on a collaborative project with the UK Meteorological Office and the National Archives for Scotland “Digitisation of historical UK coastal temperature time-series”.

Commenting on news of the award, Bill noted "Long temperature time-series are rare in the marine environment. These data will contribute significantly to our understanding of climate variability on long time-scales, adding important new data from UK coastal waters to meet the global challenge of quantifying climate change at the very start of the industrial period."