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Lessons learnt from the drift analysis of MH370 debris

Research published this week provides insights on the most probable crash site for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, as well as revealing new strategies for tracking movements of objects at sea.

Overseas academic training supports Belize scientists studying the aquatic environment

Two University of Belize scientists have recently completed an intensive two-week programme of training in the UK, to enhance the capability of the University of Belize to study the aquatic environment.

New automated quality-control method for historic tide-gauge data

NOC scientists at EGU

This week at the European Geophysical Union (EGU) conference, NOC scientists presented a new automated process of quality control for high-frequency tide gauge data.

This process could greatly improve the data available for scientists researching high frequency sea-level variations, such as wind waves and tsunamis.

Celebrating 70 years of national marine science

On 1 April 1949, the UK’s National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) came into being – the present-day National Oceanography Centre can trace its roots to that momentous event.

anyTide App goes Global

anyTide App

The National Oceanography Centre’s anyTide app now includes free comprehensive tide information for over 1000 coastal points worldwide.

New Chief Scientist for Community Engagement with Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems

The NOC has appointed a new Chief Scientist to lead on Science Community Engagement for National Marine Facilities – Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems (MARS), the NOC team which develops and operates autonomous systems in support of NERC’s Marine Facilities Programme.

Ocean Business 2019 – NOC seminar and workshop programme announced

Ocean Business 9–11 April

Ocean Business 2019, being hosted at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton, is just around the corner (9–11 April 2019) and promises to be one of the biggest events in the international marine sector calendar.

Research reveals how currents deep on the ocean floor are able to travel thousands of miles

NOC scientists and engineers have contributed to a new study, published in Nature Communications, that provides new insi

Deep sea polymetallic nodule fields are unusual mosaic habitats

Mineral deposits, in the form of potato-sized nodules, which cover wide areas of the world’s sea floor, are extremely important in structuring communities of deep-sea animals according to

Evidence rogue waves are getting more extreme

Research led by the University of Southampton (UK) and involving National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists suggests that ‘rogue’ waves are occurring less often, but becoming more extreme.