NOC working alongside its hosting universities

NOC is located on the campuses of two leading UK universities, the University of Southampton and the University of Liverpool. This creates a highly stimulating collaborative research community with shared facilities, close day-to-day interaction between NERC and university researchers and a world-class postgraduate training environment.

University of Southampton

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The University of Southampton is a hosting partner of the National Oceanography Centre.

The University of Liverpool

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The University of Liverpool is a hosting partner of the National Oceanography Centre.

Graduate School NOCS

Postgraduate training at PhD level in a world leading, dynamic research environment.

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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.



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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

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