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A Stone Age boat building site has been discovered underwater

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.

Latest NOC Autosub completes Loch Ness trials

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.

DNA tests of UK waters could help catch invasive species early

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 adopted more widely.

Global sea-level rise has been accelerating since 1960

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.

Antarctic Krill use hotspots for spawning and nursery of their young

New research published in PLOS ONE has shown how Antarctic Krill, a key species in the Southern Ocean food web, choose different areas of the ocean at the various stages of their life cycle.

ecoSUBSs out in force for large scale trials

ecoSUBs being deployed

A team of National Oceanography Centre (NOC) engineers were in Plymouth earlier this month with colleagues from Planet Ocean to carry out large scale trials and demonstrations of a fleet of ecoSUB autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV).

Correcting historic sea surface temperature measurements reveals a simpler pattern of ocean warming

NOC scientists Dr David Berry and Dr Elizabeth Kent have contributed to solving an enduring mystery in climate science – why did different oceans around the world apparently warm and cool at different rates in the early 20th century?

NOC scientists contribute to UK Environmental Prediction workshop

National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists contributed to a recent workshop of the UK Environmental Prediction (UKEP) initiative, held in Reading on 27–28 June.

The workshop featured over 50 participants drawn from the Met Office, NERC research centres, universities, consultancies and UK Government end-users.

UK elected onto IOC-UNESCO Executive Council

At the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s (IOC-UNESCO) 30th Assembly in Paris the UK, represented by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), was elected onto the IOC Executive Council.

Honorary Professorial Fellowships for Eminent NOC Scientists

Dr Penny Holliday and Dr Christine Gommenginger

Two NOC scientists, Dr Penny Holliday and Dr Christine Gommenginger, were awarded the title of Honorary Professorial Fellow from the University of Southampton for their personal achievements and contributions to the Research agenda of the University.