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Kostas Nittis
July 31, 2014
The National Oceanography Centre is saddened to learn of the passing away of Kostas Nittis of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research in Greece, a former chair of the European Marine Board and the Secretary General of the EuroGOOS network. Kostas...
Dr Graham Allen
July 29, 2014
Dr Graham Allen will take up a permanent position as Head of the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) on 4 August. The BODC’s role is to facilitate high quality research outcomes by connecting stakeholders to oceanographic data and the...
NOC scientists looking at Ferrybox data
July 25, 2014
For most of us, ferries are simply a convenient means of getting from A to B on a short break or family holiday, but for scientists at the National Oceanography Centre, they have proved to be an invaluable source of information about harmful...
Robot submarines and AUVs with RRS Discovery in the background
July 25, 2014
With its range of high-tech robot submarines and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV), the National Oceanography Centre is at the forefront of marine exploration technology. The Government recently has reaffirmed its commitment to the robotics industry...
Drop in the Ocean
July 24, 2014
A new study has found that turbulent mixing in the deep waters of the Southern Ocean, which has a profound effect on global ocean circulation and climate, varies with the strength of surface eddies – the ocean equivalent of storms in the...

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