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Posted: 21 September, 2017
Tomorrow morning the royal research ship (RRS) Discovery will leave Southampton for an ambitious science expedition to the waters around South Georgia.This expedition will take place around 100 years after the Discovery committee was set up and later commissioned a series of investigations in... Read more
Posted: 6 September, 2017
Talking to the BBC about the recent hurricanes, NOC’s Professor Judith Wolf, said “This year’s hurricane season is worse than usual, at least the worst since 2005 when hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. We cannot attribute this directly to climate change – there are large changes in the number... Read more
Posted: 6 September, 2017
Glider ballasting ready for deployments later this year NOC oceanographer Dr Stephanie Henson has been awarded a major research grant from the European Research Council (ERC). GOCART (Gauging Ocean organic Carbon fluxes using Autonomous Robotic Technologies) is an ambitious 5-year project that will use autonomous underwater vehicles to... Read more
Posted: 31 August, 2017
World leading underwater robotics company, Saab Seaeye, has joined the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre, as an Associate Member. Since its foundation in 1986, Saab Seaeye has pioneered many innovations that have revolutionised the underwater systems... Read more
Posted: 22 August, 2017
AUV mapping canyon walls A new study published by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) combines novel autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) mapping and imaging methodologies to reveal the complex 3D terrain of deep-sea vertical cliffs and the diversity of species associated with them... Read more
Posted: 3 August, 2017
The States of Jersey has today published a review looking at the impact of climate change on Jersey’s sea levels and coastline. The review, prepared by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), was based on a study commissioned by the Department of the Environment and Department for Infrastructure... Read more
Posted: 3 August, 2017
Tanzanian fishing market A new project focusing on Sustainable Oceans, Livelihoods and food Security Through Increased Capacity in Ecosystem research (SOLSTICE), aims to strengthen the ability of the nine Western Indian Ocean nations to address the challenges of sustainable management of marine resources. Over 100... Read more
Posted: 28 July, 2017
NOC scientists have contributed to a major new publication by the UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP), which demonstrates the effects climate change is having on UK seas and coastlines. In 2006, a partnership of UK scientists, government, its agencies and non-governmental... Read more
Posted: 24 July, 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
Posted: 4 July, 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 National... Read more