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Posted: 15 November 2019
The usual methods of measuring dependence on fish as a food source at the national level appears to mask coastal community level dependence on fish, according to research by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). The real impact of changing ocean productivity on coastal... Read more
Posted: 8 November 2019
A new Centre for Satellite Data in Environmental Science (SENSE) will combine industry engagement and world-leading research facilities to train a new cohort of Earth observation leaders with the expertise and knowledge to address Earth System challenges, such as changes in global temperature... Read more
Posted: 6 November 2019
RRS Discovery The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has contributed to a new European Marine Board (EMB) Position Paper, launched today, which provides an overview of the current European research vessel fleet and its capabilities, and recommends ways in which it should evolve to meet future science needs... Read more
Posted: 5 November 2019
Prof Ed Hill, Sir Robert Margetts, John Hirst The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has honoured Sir Robert Margetts CBE for his pivotal role transitioning the NOC from a NERC Research Centre to an independent charitable organisation. This is only the second Honorary Fellowship the NOC has awarded – the first went to Professor Peter... Read more
Posted: 5 November 2019
Dr James Hunt looking at tsunami deposits in a core held in BOSCORF At a global scale, tsunamis are relatively infrequent when compared with hurricanes or storm surges, but they are among our most destructive and deadly natural disasters, and their impact will become greater as human populations continue to rise substantially in coastal cities. As... Read more
Posted: 5 November 2019
Scientists and engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) were in Belize last month conducting research as part of an ongoing programme of collaborative multi-disciplinary fieldwork that aims to help understand the impacts of climate change and human activities on coastal environments... Read more
Posted: 1 November 2019
Independence for the NOC as it becomes a charity From 1 November 2019 the NOC operates as an independent self-governing organisation – a charitable company limited by guarantee. The move will equip the NOC with the freedoms it needs to develop further as a world-class research institution, and it will continue to be a trusted source of... Read more
Posted: 24 October 2019
Coral Reef Belize Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have begun a fieldwork campaign in Belizean coastal waters that will enhance understanding of the sensitivities of these fragile environments to the impacts of both human activities and climate change. Dr Christopher Pearce, programme... Read more
Posted: 18 October 2019
Registration is now open for the 2019 UK Glider Community Workshop, hosted at the NOC in Southampton on 14–15 November. The workshop will take place on Friday 15 November, and will be preceded by a networking reception and dinner on the evening of Thursday 14 November at The Dancing Man... Read more
Posted: 18 October 2019
Half of the drop in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels during glacial periods is the result of Antarctic sea ice modifying ocean circulation and acting as a ‘lid’, trapping carbon stored in the ocean beneath. This is according to the new research by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre... Read more