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The hidden role of krill in the carbon cycle

Large krill swarms in the Southern Ocean could help remove additional carbon from the atmosphere, in a way that is currently ‘hidden’ in global models. The new findings were recently published in Nature Communications by scientists from the NOC and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).

New insights into why the severity of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was a surprise

Research published in Nature Communications today may help forecast severe hurricane seasons by identifying the common ocean factors in three of the most act

New Earth system model launched

A new whole Earth system computer model developed in the UK has just been launched.

By providing a representation of the planet that draws on all environmental science disciplines, this model will help researchers make better forecasts of environmental change, such as the impact of climate change on marine life.

Much of the surface ocean will shift in colour by end of 21st century

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.

WireWall and anyTide nominated for Mersey Maritime industry awards

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.

Ocean Business 2019 is coming to the NOC in Southampton

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will host Ocean Business 2019 at the Southampton waterside site from 9–11 April.

Breakthrough in identifying what drives ocean overturning

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.

Marlan’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the NOC achieves ‘Outstanding’ grade

L-R: Marlan’s Managing Director Alex Sinclair, the NOC’s Head of Ocean Technology & Engineering Dr Paul Bell, Marlan’s KTP Associate (now Director of Research) Dr Cai Bird and the University of Liverpool’s Head of Geography and Planning Professor Andrew Plater

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.

You are what you eat – even in the deep sea

 A large sea cucumber feeding as it walks across the deep seafloor at the Porcupine Abyssal Plain Sustained Observatory site (northeast Atlantic, 4850 m water depth).

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.

NOC scientist receives prestigious award

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.