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Latest News and Events

Jersey sea level rise report published

The States of Jersey has today published a review looking at the impact of climate change on Jersey’s sea levels and coastline. The review, prepared by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), was based on a study commissioned by the Department of... Read More

UK ocean science and robotics to help address Western Indian Ocean food security

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A new project focussing on Sustainable Oceans, Livelihoods and food Security Through Increased Capacity in Ecosystem research (SOLSTICE), aims to strengthen the ability of the nine Western Indian Ocean nations to address the challenges of... Read More

Impacts of marine climate change demonstrated by decade of scientific collaboration

NOC scientists have contributed to a major new publication by the UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP), which demonstrates the effects climate change is having on UK seas and coastlines. In 2006, a partnership of UK scientists... Read More

Opportunity to tour a research ship bound for the Arctic to study the impact of climate change

This is an opportunity to go on board RRS James Clark Ross before she embarks on ambitious Arctic science expedition. Join us for a rare behind the scenes tour of the royal research ship (RRS) James Clark Ross while she’s berthed in Southampton on Thursday the 29 of June, before she departs for the frozen north to understand more about how climate change is affecting the Arctic Ocean, and life within it. RRS James Clark Ross is operated by British Antarctic Survey, and is the predecessor to the new polar ship RRS Sir David Attenborough. She departs port on 30 June for a six-week expedition to the Arctic to investigate the impact of a changing climate on the Arctic ecosystem.

Starting at 11am, your visit includes a tour of the ship, a chance to see the equipment and interview key scientists, including Dr Jo Hopkins from the National Oceanography Centre, who is the principal scientific officer of the research expedition, as well as Dr Christian Maerz from the University of Leeds.

Some specialised equipment you’ll see close up will include:

  • A tripod fitted with video cameras that will be sent down to the bottom of the Arctic Ocean to investigate the sea-floor habitats.
  • Drilling equipment used to capture sediment cores from the sea bed and nets used to collect animals living on the seafloor in the Arctic.
  • Instrumentation, such as CTDs, used to collect water samples and small planktonic organisms.
  • Ocean gliders, which will be deployed during this expedition. One will travel between Norway and Svalbard to capture data on changing levels of sea-ice.

Spaces are limited so please book now by contacting Holly Peacock from the National Oceanography Centre, on 023 8059 6215 or

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