Welcome to the National Oceanography Centre

Robotic exploration

Robotic exploration

Uncovering secrets of the ocean using innovative technology
Science at sea

Science at sea

Reports from three recent expeditions
NOC’s vital expertise in £1M industry project

NOC’s vital expertise in £1M industry project

Seabed carbon storage
Explore the world’s oceans online

Explore the world’s oceans online

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Science Impacts exhibition

Science Impacts exhibition

HRH and Science Minister visit Science Impacts exhibition

Latest News

September 16, 2014
Malta Escarpment
A massive underwater canyon has been discovered in the Mediterranean near Italy by an international team of scientists that includes mapping experts from the National...

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Events

An ice drifter being deployed in the Greenland Sea, March 2000
Next week there will be two meetings entitled 'Arctic sea ice reduction: the evidence, models, and global impacts', held under the auspices of...
8th Coastal Altimetry Workshop
The workshop will take place on 23-24 October 2014 – Lake Constance, Germany
18-21 November 2014
18-21 November 2014 – Early Career Researcher participants workshop on: Marine Science and Technology – promoting UK-Colombian...

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On the18 August 2012 Isis, the UK's iconic robotic submarine or ROV (...

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Partners in marine science

International and Strategic Partnerships

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Oceanography and earth sciences are truly international pursuits. NOC collaborates with colleagues around the world.

The Universities of Liverpool and Southampton

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Collaborating with universities creates a highly stimulating research community with shared facilities and close day-to-day interaction.

The UK marine science community

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Working with its partners NOC delivers Natural Environment Research Council marine science national capability.


Information for…

Business

The outputs of research generate new knowledge about the oceans. Transferring scientific knowledge to support business and industry is an important part of our NOC remit.

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Researchers

Our research is intended to tackle the big environmental issues facing the world. Research priorities will include the oceans' role in climate change, sea level change and the future of the Arctic Ocean.

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Students

The University of Southampton and the University of Liverpool both offer a range of highly regarded undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in Ocean and Earth Science.

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Media

For any media or press enquiries to the National Oceanography Centre follow the more link below. Please note the centre's press office is staffed from 0830 to 1730, Monday to Friday.

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Staff

NOC Staff can access the Intranet and Webmail resources at the following URLS.

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Delivery Partners

Delivery Partners helping to provide marine science national capability.

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Marine Science Community

The creation of a wider association of Universities and research institutions to support wider engagement of the NOC with the marine science community is now underway.

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Library

The National Oceanographic Library is a national resource for the UK marine science community.

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Principal scientists

All updated information for cruise participants can be found using the Marine Facilities Planning website:

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