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Posted: 23 April 2019
Following its 20th Annual Meeting, held in Mindelo, Cabo Verde, in January 2019, the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO), of which the NOC is a member, has issued the Cabo Verde Declaration on Ocean Observations. In this Statement, the Directors of around 40 major... Read more
Posted: 16 April 2019
Research published this week provides insights on the most probable crash site for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, as well as revealing new strategies for tracking movements of objects at sea. This research was published in the Journal of Operational Oceanography by a team of scientists... Read more
Posted: 15 April 2019
Two University of Belize scientists have recently completed an intensive two-week programme of training in the UK, to enhance the capability of the University of Belize to study the aquatic environment. This training forms part of the Commonwealth Marine Economies (CME) Programme, which aims to... Read more
Posted: 12 April 2019
NOC scientists at EGU This week at the European Geophysical Union (EGU) conference, NOC scientists presented a new automated process of quality control for high-frequency tide gauge data. This process could greatly improve the data available for scientists researching high frequency sea-level variations, such as wind... Read more
Posted: 10 April 2019
On 1 April 1949, the UK’s National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) came into being – the present-day National Oceanography Centre can trace its roots to that momentous event. The NIO grew from two groups of researchers - since 1925 the Discovery Investigations had studied the ecology of whales... Read more
Posted: 9 April 2019
anyTide App The National Oceanography Centre’s anyTide app now includes free comprehensive tide information for over 1000 coastal points worldwide. Available on both iOS and Android, the app provides instant free access to tide data across the globe, and tide and current data for the whole of the UK coast.... Read more
Posted: 29 March 2019
The NOC has appointed a new Chief Scientist to lead on Science Community Engagement for National Marine Facilities – Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems (MARS), the NOC team which develops and operates autonomous systems in support of NERC’s Marine Facilities Programme. The NOC is pleased to... Read more
Posted: 27 March 2019
Ocean Business 9–11 April Ocean Business 2019, being hosted at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton, is just around the corner (9–11 April 2019) and promises to be one of the biggest events in the international marine sector calendar. Ocean Business is free to attend and is expected to attract more than... Read more
Posted: 27 March 2019
NOC scientists and engineers have contributed to a new study, published in Nature Communications, that provides new insights into how giant density-driven submarine flows are able to travel thousands of kilometres into the deep ocean. The research team coupled state-of-the-art marine robotic... Read more
Posted: 26 March 2019
Mineral deposits, in the form of potato-sized nodules, which cover wide areas of the world’s sea floor, are extremely important in structuring communities of deep-sea animals according to research published this week by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). These nodules are of... Read more