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Latest News and Events

Sanchi oil spill contamination could reach Japan within a month (update)

Sanchi oil spill modelling
An updated emergency ocean model simulation shows that waters polluted by the sinking Sanchi oil tanker could reach Japan within a month. The new simulation also shows that although pollution is most likely to reach the Japanese coast, it is also... Read More

Sanchi oil spill contamination could take three months to reach mainland

Water contaminated by the oil currently leaking into the ocean from the Sanchi tanker collision is likely to take at least three months to reach land, and if it does the Korean coast is the most likely location. However, the oil’s fate is highly... Read More

Marine robots detect whales in the deep ocean

A fleet of pioneering marine robots, built and operated by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and its partners, has successfully detected whales and porpoises and recorded the sounds they make in a survey of the deep ocean off northern... Read More

Media opportunity to board the royal research ship James Cook

This is an opportunity to go on board the royal research ship (RRS) James Cook in Southampton on 19 December, before she departs for a six-week expedition to the Mid-Atlantic ridge where the 27 on-board scientists will spend Christmas. This expedition will conduct the first ever assessment of whether the mid-Atlantic ridge is a significant source of iron to the ocean.

Once this expedition completes, on 1February, the RRS James Cook will sail from Brazil to Cape Town as part of a project to better understand the role of the Southern Ocean in absorbing heat and human-made atmospheric CO2. Although the Southern Ocean occupies only around 20% of the total ocean area, it absorbs about three-quarters of the heat that is taken into the ocean, and approximately half of the CO2. This is because of its unique pattern of ocean circulation.

Join us for a tour of the RRS James Cook while she’s berthed in Southampton. This will include an opportunity to view conductivity depth and temperature sensors, which are widely considered to be the ‘work-horse’ of ocean monitoring. There will also be an opportunity to interview the scientists who are leading these two expeditions.

To book your place please contact Holly Peacock, Senior Communications Officer at the National Oceanography Centre, on holly.peacock@noc.ac.uk or 02380596388.

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