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Could wetlands protect the world’s most vulnerable city from coastal flooding?

A new, international, collaborative project will investigate the potential of wetlands as a natural defence against rising sea-levels. The project will specifically look at the potential of this technique in the Chinese cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen in the Pearl River Delta, which are ranked as first and ninth cities in the world in terms of annual losses due to flooding.

Support from G7 Science Ministers for Future of the Seas and Oceans Working Group

This week, the 2017 Ministerial Meeting on Science takes place in Turin, Italy. Ministers and senior officials from across the G7 congratulated the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Working Group on the significant progress it has made since Ministers last met in May 2016.

NOC partners with new Ocean Science Campus at the Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

Prof. Mike Roberts at the Official Opening

Last week, the NOC’s Associate Director for Innovation and Enterprise, Kevin Forshaw attended the opening of the new Ocean Sciences Campus at the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) – South Africa’s first and only campus dedicated to marine research and technology.

RRS Discovery departs ahead of an expedition to South Georgia

Tomorrow morning the royal research ship (RRS) Discovery will leave Southampton for an ambitious science expedition to the waters around South Georgia.

Major European grant using autonomous technology awarded to NOC Scientist

Glider ballasting ready for deployments later this year

NOC oceanographer Dr Stephanie Henson has been awarded a major research grant from the European Research Council (ERC).

Saab Seaeye joins NOC Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

World leading underwater robotics company, Saab Seaeye, has joined the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre, as an Associate Member.

High-resolution mapping of deep-sea vertical walls using ocean robots

AUV mapping canyon walls

A new study published by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) combines novel autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) mapping and imaging methodologies to reveal the complex 3D terrain of deep-sea vertical cliffs and the diversity of species associated with them.

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 the Environment and Department for Infrastructure.

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

Tanzanian fishing market

A new project focusing 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 sustainable management of marine resources.

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.