About the National Oceanography Centre

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) undertakes integrated ocean research and technology development from the coast to the deep ocean. Working with our partners we provide long-term marine science capability including: major facilities; sustained ocean observing, mapping and survey; data management, and scientific advice. Read more ...

Our Organisation

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Find out more about the National Oceanography Centre, its structure and leadership.

People / Staff

Profiles, contact information and publications of our staff at Liverpool and Southampton.

NOC Advisory Council

The Council advises on the strategic development of NOC and its engagement with the wider community,  policy makers, industry and the public.


Our mission

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The National Oceanography Centre will, by 2015, be recognised as the world-leading instutute for integrated ocean sciences and technology.

Working at NOC

Current opportunities and working at the National Oceanography Centre.

International and Strategic Partnerships Office

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ISPO works with the UK and international marine science community and a variety of marine and maritime partners in the private and government sector.

NOC Association

The Association offers a range of ways in which institutions can participate in activities and benefit from interactions with NOC.

Find / Contact Us

Maps and directions to our Liverpool and Southampton sites, and how to contact the National Oceanography Centre.

NOC Partners

Working with it's partners NOC delivers national capability needed to underpin UK marine science.

Information for…


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.



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.



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.



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.



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.


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.



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


Principal scientists

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