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The supercontinent of Pangaea surrounded by an ocean of changing pH
June 15, 2016
7 July 2016 – Using a model to understand ocean acidification in the past and present Speaker: Ross Whiteford – Ocean acidification occurs when carbon dioxide enters the ocean. This is currently happening due to human activities, and...
Monsoon image
June 14, 2016
The NOC is to play a key role in a UK-India collaborative project to predict monsoon rainfall over India by studying ocean processes in the Bay of Bengal. Today a team of scientists arrive in India in preparation for an expedition on an Indian...
June 08, 2016
The global ocean is the largest and most valuable ecosystem on the planet, and as world population is set to grow to 9 billion by 2050, attention will turn to the ocean for vital resources – food, energy and minerals. Can the oceans meet this...
June 08, 2016
The NOC is recruiting a new Director of Science and Technology. Ian Wright, the current post holder leaves the NOC after eight years in August to take up the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the University of...
June 08, 2016
NOC scientists will be using global ocean models to identify the most effective way for low income countries, such as Madagascar, to adapt to climate change. For example, ocean warming model projections will help identify the future risk of...

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