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NOC contributes to report on the impacts of Ocean warming

Methane hydrate recovered from ocean sediments off Svalbard

NOC scientists have contributed to the publication of an authoritative new report on the impacts of ocean warming on species, ecosystems, and ocean ‘goods and services,’ such as carbon management, fisheries and coastal protection.

New technology for remotely mapping beaches

Shells on a beach

Science and industry will now be able to map beaches and sandbanks without getting any feet wet. This follows three years of collaborative research resulting in a new commercial licence between National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and Marlan Maritime Technologies to sell new coastal mapping technology.

NOC calls for commercial partner to exploit sensor technologies

Working on sensors

The National Oceanography Centre is seeking commercial partners to exploit its state-of-the art platform technology incorporating lab-on-chip microfluidic techniques.

NOC contributes to a new free online course

A screenshot from the course featuring NOC's Paolo

Satellite oceanographers at NOC have contributed to a new massive open online course, or MOOC. The course launch is timed to coincide with wider release of data from Sentinel-3, the dedicated ocean satellite launched earlier this year.

Industry collaboration helps NOC study climate

The MV Shengking

Measuring devices being installed on a cargo ship will provide oceanographers with vital data on the oceans’ ability to slow the build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as part of a major new collaboration between industry and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

Successful two week mission in the North Sea for autonomous vehicle

The GNSS-Wave Glider, a robotic vessel that can travel up to speeds of 2 knots using solar power and the motion of the waves

The world’s first autonomous robotic vessel to measure sea level completes a successful two week mission in the North Sea.

New Director of Science & Technology for the National Oceanography Centre

Professor Angela Hatton

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Angela Hatton as its new Director of Science & Technology to succeed Professor Ian Wright who is leaving NOC take up the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) at the University of Canterbury at Christchurch in his native New Zealand.

Historical models shed light on global warming

William J. Baxter and Virgil Partch, “Warmer Weather!... Boom in North” (New York: International Economic Research Bureau)

The uncertainty associated with projections of end-of-century global warming by Earth System Models (ESMs) can be understood in terms of two components, according to research by NOC scientist Tom Anderson (with co-workers Ed Hawkins and Phil Jones).

NOC hosts MARCDAT

Clipper 1851

The NOC hosted and led the 4th International Workshop on Advances in the Use of Historical Climate data (MARCDAT-IV) from the 18th – 22nd July, with 47 participants from 12 countries (Australia, Canada, Chile, China (incl., Hong Kong), Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, UK and the USA).

Happy 10th Birthday James Cook

In August 2006 the Royal Research Ship (RRS) James Cook was delivered to the National Oceanography Centre ready to carry scientists and equipment to some of Earth’s most challenging environments, from tropical oceans to the edge of the ice sheets.