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Posted: 12 September 2019
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Exeter have become UK co-hosts for the Ocean Thematic Centre within the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS), a European research infrastructure for measuring greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, land and oceans. Long-term... Read more
Posted: 6 September 2019
The supply of dense Antarctic water from the bottom of the ocean to the Atlantic has declined in recent years. However, a new study explains for the first time how this has stabilised since 2014, and slightly recovered. This is due to the variability in upstream dense waters, and has implications... Read more
Posted: 6 September 2019
A healthy cold water coral mount On Friday 6 September a team of scientists and engineers, led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and University of Southampton, will set sail to revisit a deep, cold-water coral reef area 16 years after it was named a Marine Protected Area, to look for evidence the coral is regenerating.... Read more
Posted: 5 September 2019
Registration is now open for the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS) 2019, which will take place from 12–14 November at the NOC’s waterfront site in Southampton. MATS 2019 promises to be the biggest showcase to date, with a record number of... Read more
Posted: 23 August 2019
A collaborative project between the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), the University of Liverpool, the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and Sun Yat-sen University in China, has been shortlisted for the Newton Prize 2019. This £1 million prize celebrates outstanding international... Read more
Posted: 23 August 2019
Image from Dan Grinwis New research finds that a warming planet will also alter ocean waves along more than 50% of the world’s coastlines. This research, published in Nature Climate Change, has significant implications for coastal flooding and erosion. As part of the Coordinated Ocean Wave Climate Project, ten... Read more
Posted: 20 August 2019
The Maritime Archaeological Trust has discovered a new 8,000 year old structure next to what is believed to be the oldest boat building site in the world on the Isle of Wight. Director of the Maritime Archaeological Trust, Garry Momber, said “This new discovery is particularly important as the... Read more
Posted: 20 August 2019
ALR1500 being prepared for deployment The latest Autosub Long Range (ALR) vehicles being developed by the National Oceanography Centre have completed their first round of commissioning trials in the waters of Loch Ness, Scotland, marking a major milestone on their journey to active service. The new autonomous underwater... Read more
Posted: 13 August 2019
A team of scientists from the University of Southampton, Bangor University and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have discovered several artificially introduced species in the coastal waters of southern England, using a genetic technique that could help early detection of non-native species if... Read more
Posted: 5 August 2019
Global sea-level rise has been accelerating since 1960 The recent acceleration in global sea-level actually started in the 1960s, around three decades earlier than previously thought. This is according to new research published in the journal Nature Climate Change and involving National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists. Led by the University of... Read more