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The National Oceanography Centre and the University of Belize sign MoU

UB’s President Professor Emeritus Clement Sankat and the NOC's Stacey Felgate at the signing

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and University of Belize (UB) formalised their relationship by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 30 May 2019.

Deep-Sea Taxonomy progresses under pressure

Deep-Sea Taxonomy progresses under pressure

C-RISe at Crescendo Azul, Mozambique

Earlier in the week NOC scientist, Dr Amani Becker, presented on ‘Application of Satellite Altimetry as a Tool for Coastal Risk Management in the South West Indian Ocean’ at the Crescendo Azul conference in Maputo, Mozambique.

Environmental impact of deep-sea mining can last decades

Evidence of the seafloor disturbance caused by previous simulated mining activity

A new study shows that the impacts of seabed mining on deep-sea ecosystems can persist for decades.

Strong NOC presence at major international Earth Observation symposium

Dr Christine Gommenginger delivers keynote address

National Oceanography Centre Satellite Oceanography was out in force last week at the European Space Agency’s Living Planet Symposium in Milan, Italy.

New method of monitoring marine conservation zones using robot-subs

Photographic survey by autonomous underwater vehicle

In an article published recently in Conservation Biology, National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists demonstrate that seafloor photographic surveys by robot-subs can offer a practical solution to the growing need to monitor biodiversity over a range of habitats within marine protected areas (MPAs).

NOC Awards First Honorary Fellowship

Ed Hill and Peter Liss

The National Oceanography Centre has awarded its first Honorary Fellowship, the highest honour that the National Oceanography Centre can bestow, to Peter Liss, CBE, FRS, Emeritus Professor at the University of East Anglia.

Minister delivers address at NOC Association Meeting

Ed Hill and Thérèse Coffey MP

Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs presented at the annual meeting of the NOC Association this week.

Call for abstracts opens for the Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase 2019

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is calling for abstract submissions for the 2019 Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS).

Latest Autosub Long Range makes the right moves during Portland Harbour trials

The latest Autosub Long Range (ALR) vehicle being developed by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has successfully completed its first live trials in the waters of Portland Harbour in Dorset.