Welcome to follow the Sea2Cloud project

Sea2Cloud is an European Research Council (ERC) founded research project studying the interactions between marine microbiology and atmosphere. On this site you can read more about our key scientific questions and the measurements we are doing to solve them. Sea2Cloud is based in Clermont-Ferrand, but our measurements will be performed in New-Zealand and on research vessels in the South-West Pacific Ocean.

In November 2019, we start our first measurements and will start updating this site and our social media.

More news

Paper out: Surface ocean microbiota determine cloud precursors

Our paper ”Surface ocean microbiota determine cloud precursors” is out now in Scientific Reports and you can read it here. This paper combines work from campaigns in the Mediterranean, Arctic and New Zealand coastal seas to show that there is a relationship between the abundance of seawater nanophytoplankton and sea-spray aerosol. Sea-spray aerosol particles are […]

Measurements at Baring Head continue

In June, after New Zealand came out of Covid-19 lockdown, we set up our instruments back at the Baring Head research station. Now we can track how aerosols behave during New Zealand winter and spring.

Video of Sea2Cloud voyage is up

Watch below the video of our voyage in March 2020 made by Hervé Colombani. The video can be found also in French at https://youtu.be/6wP-Eq6Lw1k.