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Autosub6000
September 28, 2016
City-sized maps of terrain and life on the sea-floor have revealed that drifts of ‘marine snow’ on submarine hillsides act as a source of food to fuel a higher biomass of marine life on the hills than on the flatter plains surrounding...
PAP Surface Bouy
September 28, 2016
European scientists are joining forces to better understand oceanic change, by coordinating ocean data acquisition, analysis and response on scales ranging from the provincial to the global. Marking a major milestone, the first Assembly of Members...
Gliders on the launch vessel at SAMS prior to deployment on 'Exploring Ocean Fronts'
September 22, 2016
An ambitious two-week mission involving ten marine robots has commenced off northwest Scotland. The third in a series of demonstrator missions, this latest phase sees the largest fleet of marine robotic vehicles simultaneously deployed in UK waters...
The TOMCAT teat
September 20, 2016
Leading scientists from across the world travelled to NOC for the first TOMCAT working group meeting. This group aims to take advantage of the fast development of optical technologies to help progress understanding of the ocean carbon cycle, which...
September 16, 2016
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has launched a new collaborative way of working with the oil and gas industry. NOC will provide innovative science and technology to enable industry to work safely and efficiently, with minimum impact on the...

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