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Long-term impacts of deep-sea mineral mining

This seafloor image (approx. 50cm across) in the abyssal Pacific shows nodules and a large deep-water prawn (Bathystylodactyloidea)

A new international study has demonstrated that deep-sea nodule mining will cause long-lasting damage to deep-sea life.

Steatite formally partners with NOC Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

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New project to study the impacts of climate change on Arctic ecosystems

In memoriam of Graham Shimmield

Graham Shimmield

The National Oceanography Centre is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Graham Shimmield, the director of Scottish Association for Marine Science between 1996 and 2008.

Tracking the UKs carbon from soil to sea

This January scientists from a range of disciplines will come together to undertake the first ever coordinated sampling of the major rivers in Great Britain to look for soil derived organic carbon.

The world’s wet regions are getting wetter and the dry regions are getting drier

Research from the NOC and the University of Southampton have provided robust evidence that wet regions of the earth are getting wetter and dry regions are getting drier, but it is happening at a slower rate than previously thought.

The study, published in Scientific Reports, analysed the saltiness of the world’s oceans.

Most UK coastal flooding caused by moderate, not extreme storms

Scientists at the NOC and the University of Southampton have found that the majority of instances of coastal flooding around the United Kingdom in the last 100 years have been due to moderate storm events combined with high spring tides, rather than extreme storms.

First global wind speed data from UK TechDemoSat-1 open new prospects for weather monitoring and forecasting

The Earth from space

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has developed the first ever global wind speed products based on reflected GPS signals, using data from the UK TechDemoSat-1 satellite.

New Science and Technology Director

Professor Angela Hatton

Professor Angela Hatton has today begun her new role as Director of Science & Technology at the National Oceanography Centre.

New mini robot sub unveiled at the NOC

The new microsub being revealed at the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

The first robotic microsub capable of being deployed from a robotic surface vehicle was unveiled at the Marine Autonomous and Technology Annual Showcase this November, at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).