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Trajectories of 24 passive particles released in the western Irish Sea during spring 2005
January 26, 2015
The vertical movement of scampi larvae in the Irish Sea is an important factor in determining the success of the species, according to scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Liverpool. The study, published in the...
Extreme weather
January 23, 2015
Research at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) may help to predict extreme winters across Europe by identifying the set of environmental conditions that are associated with pairs of severe winters across consecutive years. Pairs of extreme...
Coloured coccolithophores
January 20, 2015
5 February 2015 – Coccolithophores: microscopic algae with a global impact – Chris Daniels Coccolithophores are group of diverse, microscopic, single-celled algae found throughout the world’s oceans. They are unique because...
Envirohack 2015
January 12, 2015
A NERC funded ‘Hackathon’ will take place at the Digital Catapult Centre in London between 27 and 28 February. This event is being organised by the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH...
Professor Ian Robinson
January 12, 2015
TODAY – 12 January – Celebrating the career and achievements of Professor Ian S Robinson This afternoon's Retirement Celebration for Prof Ian Robinson can be watched via live streaming at:

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