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Latest News and Events

Switch from leaded petrol has reduced lead ocean pollution

One of the CTD instruments used to collect the data used in this study.
New research shows the first observed reduction in lead concentrations in the surface waters of the seas around Europe since the phasing out of leaded petrol. Lead has no biological function, and is toxic to humans and marine organisms. The study... Read More

Catch from deep-sea fishing has been massively under-reported

The first assessment of global deep-sea trawling using new estimates of catch data has revealed that 42% more fish have been caught over the last 60 years than was reported to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. “Our... Read More

NOC hosts Commonwealth marine science event

The NOC in Southampton today hosted a celebration of marine science across the Commonwealth attended by High Commissioners from across the Commonwealth, ahead of next week’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, where member states will gather... Read More

Media opportunity to board the royal research ship James Cook

This is an opportunity to go on board the royal research ship (RRS) James Cook in Southampton on 19 December, before she departs for a six-week expedition to the Mid-Atlantic ridge where the 27 on-board scientists will spend Christmas. This expedition will conduct the first ever assessment of whether the mid-Atlantic ridge is a significant source of iron to the ocean.

Once this expedition completes, on 1February, the RRS James Cook will sail from Brazil to Cape Town as part of a project to better understand the role of the Southern Ocean in absorbing heat and human-made atmospheric CO2. Although the Southern Ocean occupies only around 20% of the total ocean area, it absorbs about three-quarters of the heat that is taken into the ocean, and approximately half of the CO2. This is because of its unique pattern of ocean circulation.

Join us for a tour of the RRS James Cook while she’s berthed in Southampton. This will include an opportunity to view conductivity depth and temperature sensors, which are widely considered to be the ‘work-horse’ of ocean monitoring. There will also be an opportunity to interview the scientists who are leading these two expeditions.

To book your place please contact Holly Peacock, Senior Communications Officer at the National Oceanography Centre, on holly.peacock@noc.ac.uk or 02380596388.

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