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New Chief Scientist for Community Engagement with Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems

The NOC has appointed a new Chief Scientist to lead on Science Community Engagement for National Marine Facilities – Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems (MARS), the NOC team which develops and operates autonomous systems in support of NERC’s Marine Facilities Programme.

Ocean Business 2019 – NOC seminar and workshop programme announced

Ocean Business 9–11 April

Ocean Business 2019, being hosted at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton, is just around the corner (9–11 April 2019) and promises to be one of the biggest events in the international marine sector calendar.

Research reveals how currents deep on the ocean floor are able to travel thousands of miles

NOC scientists and engineers have contributed to a new study, published in Nature Communications, that provides new insi

Deep sea polymetallic nodule fields are unusual mosaic habitats

Mineral deposits, in the form of potato-sized nodules, which cover wide areas of the world’s sea floor, are extremely important in structuring communities of deep-sea animals according to

Evidence rogue waves are getting more extreme

Research led by the University of Southampton (UK) and involving National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists suggests that ‘rogue’ waves are occurring less often, but becoming more extreme.

New report highlights national importance of Highlands and Islands’ marine resource

The NOC has contributed to a new report titled ‘Maximising the Marine Economy in the Highlands and Islands’ (MAXiMAR).

The Highlands and Islands has enormous potential in developing the marine economy according to the new study which focuses on supporting the growth of aquaculture, energy and marine biotechnology, which are the most highly innovative sectors.

Double success for NOC projects at the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards

Mersey Maritime Industry Awards 2019

It was a double whammy for the NOC at the fifth annual Mersey Maritime Industry Awards, held in Liverpool this week (14 March), with two projects picking up top honours.

UK ocean robots on mission to support South African research into sustainable fisheries

Ocean glider deployments

State-of-the-art ocean robots are currently profiling waters off South Africa to collect data that supports a UK-Africa partnership aimed at improving understanding of how regional fisheries are sustained.

Robots may revolutionise marine environmental monitoring

Scientists at the NOC have released a forward-looking review of how marine robotic capabilities can support the

Protection for high seas is crucial to safeguarding vulnerable coastal communities - new research

Fishing vessels and large cargo ships off Zanzibar

Key areas of the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and the Pacific should be designated protected areas in order to safeguard vulnerable coastal communities’ livelihoods, new research published this week reveals.