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Ocean Business at NOC
March 24, 2015
International marine science firms are choosing April’s Ocean Business event as the key venue for exploring ventures with the National Oceanography Centre’s scientists and technologists.  NOC is building a portfolio of...
Deploying a RAPID buoy
March 23, 2015
A groundbreaking project to observe and analyse regular data about ocean circulation and how it impacts on Britain’s climate has reached a ten-year milestone, giving valuable new insights into how ocean currents can affect global warming....
'Supermoon' seen from Canary Wharf, 2014
March 19, 2015
‘Supermoon’ is a term widely used to refer to when either a full or new moon coincides with the closest approach the Moon has to Earth in its elliptical orbit. It is not an astronomical term (where the correct syntax is the Scrabble-...
The Thames Barrier protecting London.
March 17, 2015
The ebb and flow of tides has fascinated mankind for thousands of years. Our understanding of how the worlds’ oceans respond to the gravitational forces of the Sun, the Earth and the moon has developed thanks to contributions from some of the...
Hydrothermal vent worms - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
March 17, 2015
2 April 2015 – Deep-sea tubeworms and super-fast fossils – Magdalena Georgieva PhD student at Natural History Museum, London and University of Leeds Polychaete worms are multi-segmented, bristly worms that dominate almost all...

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