Our National Role

Our National Role

The NOC is the UK's national centre of excellence for large scale oceanographic research. Core National Capability Long-term science is, and will remain, the key foundation of NOC’s research base.

We have many partners in the UK, and internationally, with whom we work to support marine science research. Using our knowledge and expertise, we are able to inform government and policy makers on a range of issues such as carbon capture and storage, ocean acidification, deep-sea minerals and biodiversity.