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Celebrating 50 years of the British Oceanographic Data Centre 

Bidston Observatory, Wirral. The home of BODC from 1975 to 2004

Today, the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) celebrates its 50th anniversary with an international meeting looking at the “Past, present and future: successes and challenges in managing marine data”.

New project to improve understanding of climate variability and change

A major new project has been announced that aims to more accurately estimate how the global climate has changed over the industrial era, as well as shedding more light on the causes of natural climate variations.

Microplastics accumulate in hotspots for deep-sea life

This diagram shows the likely sources, pathways and accumulation points for microplastics in the ocean.

Research published earlier in the week reveals that microplastics often accumulate on the deep sea floor in the same place as diverse and dense marine life communities.

World first experiment will provide confidence in sub-seabed carbon dioxide storage

This week the RRS James Cook set sail to embark on a world-first experiment to develop methods for detecting and monitoring leaks of carbon dioxide (CO2) from sub-seabed reservoirs, however unlikely they are to occur.

NOC contributes to Declaration on Ocean Observations

Following its 20th Annual Meeting, held in Mindelo, Cabo Verde, in January 2019, the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO), of which the NOC is a member, has issued the Cabo Verde Declaration on O

Lessons learnt from the drift analysis of MH370 debris

Research published this week provides insights on the most probable crash site for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, as well as revealing new strategies for tracking movements of objects at sea.

Overseas academic training supports Belize scientists studying the aquatic environment

Two University of Belize scientists have recently completed an intensive two-week programme of training in the UK, to enhance the capability of the University of Belize to study the aquatic environment.

New automated quality-control method for historic tide-gauge data

NOC scientists at EGU

This week at the European Geophysical Union (EGU) conference, NOC scientists presented a new automated process of quality control for high-frequency tide gauge data.

This process could greatly improve the data available for scientists researching high frequency sea-level variations, such as wind waves and tsunamis.

Celebrating 70 years of national marine science

On 1 April 1949, the UK’s National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) came into being – the present-day National Oceanography Centre can trace its roots to that momentous event.

anyTide App goes Global

anyTide App

The National Oceanography Centre’s anyTide app now includes free comprehensive tide information for over 1000 coastal points worldwid