Climate change is causing significant changes to tiny marine plants in the world’s oceans. A new study, led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in collaboration with NOC scientists, predicts that over the coming decades these changes will affect the ocean’s colour, intensifying the blue and green regions.
Two projects being led by the NOC have been shortlisted for the fifth annual Mersey Maritime Industry Awards. The winners will be decided by a judging panel and a public vote which closes at midnight on Friday 15 February.
In a departure from the prevailing scientific view, a new international study has revealed that a deep-ocean process playing a key role in regulating Earth’s climate is primarily driven by cooling waters west of Europe.
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Marlan Maritime Technologies Ltd, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Liverpool has achieved an ‘Outstanding’ grade by funding body Innovate UK.
An important theory of biological processes in all animals (like feeding and breathing rates), has been found to hold for deep-sea animals, in a unique study based on long-term observations of the deep-ocean floor.
Emeritus Fellow of the NOC, and sea-level scientist, Professor Phil Woodworth, has been elected as a fellow of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), in recognition of his achievements in the field of sea-level science.
Scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) are developing an innovative new sensor and associated analytical techniques for monitoring and classifying phytoplankton that can cause harmful algal blooms (HABs). The two-year project is one of 12 to receive a total of £5.1 million of UKRI funding, focusing on UK aquaculture research.
A new project has been announced to reduce the potential environmental impact of future mining by making exploration for deep-seafloor mineral deposits much more effective. ‘Project ULTRA’ has been funded by the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC), and will be led by Professor Bramley Murton at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).