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National Oceanography Centre
July 24, 2015
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has affirmed its decision to proceed to the next stage of a process considering changes in the ownership and governance of the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). Natural Environment Research Council...
Sustained ocean observing for the next decade
July 21, 2015
14 – 18 September 2015 – Galway, Ireland Registration :   Further information:   The conveners have great pleasure in announcing a science meeting to bring together participants...
NOC Industry Showcase, Liverpool
July 21, 2015
29 & 30 September 2015 – To be held at the Foresight Centre, Liverpool – free to attend The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is the UK's leading institute for integrated ocean research and technology development from the coast...
IOCCP sensors
July 21, 2015
6 August 2015 – Measuring the carbon dioxide in the ocean – Jennifer Clarke Carbon dioxide is being emitted into the ocean primarily from burning fossil fuels, land use changes and cement production. With both atmospheric and...
MARS - Waveglider and Socum glider
July 21, 2015
The final phase of a competition to develop novel Adaptive Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network (AAOSN) management systems for the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is now underway. Two UK consortia will move forward to develop systems capable...

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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.



The University of Southampton and the University of Liverpool both offer a range of highly regarded undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in Ocean and Earth Science.



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The creation of a wider association of Universities and research institutions to support wider engagement of the NOC with the marine science community is now underway.



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