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Jul 24, 2017
Award for NOC partner company Marlan Maritime Technologies NOC business partner Marlan Maritime Technologies has won the prestigious Merseyside Innovation Award 2017 this week. Liverpool-based Marlan Maritime Technologies create bespoke solutions for port and coastal vessel traffic management using a combination of radar and video camera remote... Read more
Jul 04, 2017
The first comprehensive study of the impact of global sea-level rise on tides has implications for future coastal flood risk, harbour management, and the long term planning of tidal energy sites.  This research, published in Continental Shelf Research by scientists at the... Read more
Jun 30, 2017
RRS James Clark Ross A new £10 Million research programme to investigate how the Arctic Ocean is changing kicks off today with its first research expedition to the Barents Sea. Over 20 researchers from 16 UK research institutes join forces to understand the knock on effects of rapid warming and sea ice loss in the... Read more
Jun 28, 2017
The UK delegation to the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, represented by IOC Vice Chair and former NOC Head of International and Strategic Partnerships, Stephen Hall, was honoured to accept Certificates of Recognition for successfully implementing the UNESCO IOC Tsunami Ready... Read more
Jun 28, 2017
Autosub Long Range being deployed from the RRS James Clark Ross The RRS James Clark Ross arrived at the NOC last week, returning Autosub Long Range (ALR) home after its first scientific deployment in the Antarctic. Developed by the NOC, Autosub Long Range, the latest type of autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), captured unprecedented data about some of... Read more
Jun 27, 2017
Sea anemone in an abyssal area with polymetallic nodules in the Clarion Clipperton Zone, in the Pacific, at over 4000 m depth. Biodiversity losses from deep-sea mining are unavoidable and possibly irrevocable, an international team of 15 marine scientists and legal scholars argue in a letter published today in the journal Nature Geoscience. The experts say the International Seabed Authority,... Read more
Jun 26, 2017
UK Robotics Week New and innovative marine autonomous and robotic vehicles being developed at the NOC are pushing the limits on how we can explore our oceans. With capabilities allowing us to reach new depths, travel under ice and collect data in some of the most environmentally hostile environments, #... Read more
Jun 23, 2017
Women in Engineering Day 2017 The NOC People Strategy has at its centre a vision of NOC as ‘a great place to work where people succeed and deliver great work’. NOC is using the Investors in People framework to review progress towards this vision and make improvements; and gained accreditation in September 2015, with very... Read more
Jun 23, 2017
IOC UNESCO Logo This week the NOC provided the UK Delegation to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC). The delegation was led by NOC Executive Director, Prof Ed Hill, and supported by Head International and Strategic Partnerships and Marine Science Policy Adviser Alan Evans, and Rolly... Read more
Jun 16, 2017
Researchers at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) studying the UK’s four largest Marine Protected Areas have found that, because of the ocean’s vigorous circulation, even remote, seemingly pristine habitats, are not isolated from human activities, and may be vulnerable to pollution and... Read more