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Science at sea

Science at sea

Current cruises
Robotic exploration

Robotic exploration

Live project – NOC robot fleet observes marine life in the open ocean
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)
Ocean & Earth Day 2015

Ocean & Earth Day 2015

25 April 2015 – Public Open Day

Latest News

January 28, 2015
The GOCE gravity satellite, courtesy ESA
Research at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has discovered that a ‘slope’ on the ocean surface in the Strait of Gibraltar is lowering the sea level...

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Events

Coloured coccolithophores
5 February 2015 – Coccolithophores: microscopic algae with a global impact – Chris Daniels Coccolithophores are group of diverse,...
National Oceanography Centre with RRS Discovery
24–27 February 2015 – Recent capital investment, as part of the UK Government ‘Eight Great Technologies’ initiative, means that...
Envirohack 2015
A NERC funded ‘Hackathon’ will take place at the Digital Catapult Centre in London between 27 and 28 February. This event is being organised...

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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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