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The physiology of climate change
February 27, 2015
5 March 2015 – The physiology of climate change: move, acclimatise, adapt or die – James Morris Physiology, the study of how life functions, can tell us great deal about how organisms are persisting in their current habitats. It...
Sea ice
February 27, 2015
Using recently released Royal Navy submarine data, researchers at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have investigated the nature of turbulence in the ocean beneath the Arctic sea-ice. Recent decreases in Arctic sea ice may have a big impact...
February 26, 2015
Autonomous Surface Vehicles Ltd (ASV) have entered into a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). This is the first partnership of its kind for both organisations, and will offer ASV the reliability...
RAPID buoys
February 25, 2015
New research using National Oceanography Centre data reveals that sea levels north of New York City rose by nearly 13cm in two years. The study, led by the University of Arizona, highlights the role of ocean circulation changes in an extreme...
The MARS fleet with RRS Discovery
February 23, 2015
Recent capital investment, as part of the UK Government ‘Eight Great Technologies’ initiative, means that the NERC Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems (MARS) facility now comprises the largest and most diverse research fleet of marine...

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