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The latest news articles are listed below.

NOC leads satellite altimetry into the coastal zone

A new reference book on satellite altimetry, one of the most successful ever techniques for monitoring the oceans and climate from space, highlights the NOC’s leading role in extending altimetry to the coastal zone, the domain where the effects of rising sea levels are most severely felt by society.

W•SENSE joins the NOC’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre as a Strategic Partner

Pioneering underwater wireless networking and communications systems developer W•SENSE Ltd has joined the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre as a Strategic Partner.

Global analysis reveals how sharks travel the oceans to find food

Reef shark

The global effort to overturn recent declines in the world’s shark population could be helped by new insights into their feeding habits. Ocean modelling by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is enabling this new research, led by the University of Southampton and published in Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Large volcanic island flank collapses trigger catastrophic eruptions

Tiede volcano

New research, published this week (18 January 2018) in Nature Scientific Reports, not only implies a link between catastrophic volcanic eruptions and landslides, but also suggests that landslides are the trigger.

Sanchi oil spill contamination could reach Japan within a month (update)

Sanchi oil spill modelling

An updated emergency ocean model simulation shows that waters polluted by the sinking Sanchi oil tanker could reach Japan within a month.

Sanchi oil spill contamination could take three months to reach mainland

Water contaminated by the oil currently leaking into the ocean from the Sanchi tanker collision is likely to take at least three months to reach land, and if it does the Korean coast is the most likely location. However, the oil’s fate is highly uncertain, as it may burn, evaporate, or mix into the surface ocean and contaminate the environment for an extended duration.

Marine robots detect whales in the deep ocean

A fleet of pioneering marine robots, built and operated by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and its partners, has successfully detected whales and porpoises and recorded the sounds they make in a survey of the deep ocean off northern Scotland.

The planet’s largest landslides happen on submarine volcanoes

Large volume submarine landslides, triggered by the inception and growth of submarine volcanoes, represent among the largest mass movements of sediment on Earth’s surface.

Season’s Greetings from the NOC

The ‘stars’ of this year’s Christmas card are all part of The Discovery Collections.

New carbon dioxide detector developed for unmanned ocean vessels

Autonaut in rough seas

Carbon dioxide in remote parts of the world’s oceans will be measured by a new instrument being developed by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).