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RRS James Clark Ross
December 22, 2014
The Southern Ocean encircles Antarctica and plays a key role in controlling the global climate. It is here that ocean currents return from the abyss to the surface, closing the global ocean overturning circulation. This circulation drives the...
Marine Life Talks
December 19, 2014
8 January 2015 – Dr Tim Ferrero, Head of Marine Conservation, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust “Mud, Maps and Marine Conservation Zones: The role of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust in marine conservation”...
National Oceanography Centre
December 17, 2014
Tuesday 24 February 2015, starting at 9.15am in the  Seminar Room, National Oceanography Centre – Register a place by emailing On 24 February 2015 the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOC) will be hosting...
National Oceanography Centre
December 10, 2014
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has agreed to proceed to the next stage of a process considering changes in the ownership and governance of the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). While no decision to change the status and move the...
Geraint West receives the 'International Maritime Partner' award on behalf of NOC
December 09, 2014
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Southampton have been presented with the 'International Maritime Partner’ award at the annual ‘BlueTech & Blue Economy’ summit in San Diego, in order to...

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The outputs of research generate new knowledge about the oceans. Transferring scientific knowledge to support business and industry is an important part of our NOC remit.



Our research is intended to tackle the big environmental issues facing the world. Research priorities will include the oceans' role in climate change, sea level change and the future of the Arctic Ocean.



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