Welcome to the National Oceanography Centre

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Capable of working up to 6,000 metres deep
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
Chipping away at marine micro-technology

Chipping away at marine micro-technology

Lab-on-a-chip technology
Ocean & Earth Day - March 2014

Ocean & Earth Day - March 2014

An exciting hands-on family fun day

Latest News

April 14, 2014
Two new generation ocean robots, developed by Hampshire companies ASV Ltd and MOST (AV) Ltd in collaboration with the National Oceanography Centre, are about to enter...

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'Social and historical impact of climate change' study day
'Social and Historical Impact of Climate Change' Study Day Saturday 12 April 2014 Lifelong Learning are holding a Study Day on Saturday 12th...
The first Discovery
Gwyn Griffiths, former chief technologist at the National Oceanography Centre, presented a webinar on A Century of Discovery: How Three Research Ships...

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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


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


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

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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.



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: