Working at NOC

The Natural Environment Research Council employs around 540 people at the National Oceanography Centre sites in Southampton and Liverpool. Most of our staff are scientists, engineers and technologists who carry out world-leading research, or develop the machines and run the ships that help us understand the ocean environment.

They are supported by a range of staff working in areas as diverse as finance, HR, facilities management and communications.

Both NOC sites are embedded in university campuses and are part of dynamic learning environments where graduate students carry out research alongside some of the leading scientists in their field, for example the Graduate School of the National Oceanography Centre Southampton

The UK continues to be a member of the EU and will be so until the negotiation on a UK exit is agreed. The NOC anticipates that all EU citizens in the UK and those coming to the UK for work during the negotiation period will continue to have working residence status in the longer term though this will ultimately be decided by UK Government policy.

Latest vacancies

Job title: Ocean Altimetry Development Specialist
Job Posted: September 26, 2016
Job Description:

National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton

About the role:

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Scientist to contribute to NOC activities in radar altimetry over the oceans and the...

Job title: Senior Project Support Officer
Job Posted: October 11, 2016
Job Description:

Senior Project Support Officer for the Directorate of Science and Technology (DST) at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Liverpool

Science and Project Support, Corporate and Business Support...

Job title: IT Systems Manager
Job Posted: October 18, 2016
Job Description:

NOC IT, Corporate and Business Support, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton

About the role:

We are seeking an IT...

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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

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