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Periphylla periphylla being eaten by squat lobsters (Munida tenuimana)
Innovative experiments carried out by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and abroad show that dead jellyfish contribute to the deep-sea food chain, unlike previously thought. Researchers from the UK, Norway and Hawaii deployed...
Prof Ed Hill addresses the conference
Some 340 European scientists, policy-makers and other experts, including representatives from the National Oceanography Centre, have agreed a common vision of priorities for marine research and action until 2020. They published the Rome Declaration...
The Thames Barrier
A paper published today in Environmental Research Letters by NOC scientist Dr Svetlana Jevrejeva provides valuable new information about the probability of a sea-level rise reaching of 180cm by 2100. In this study Dr Jevrejeva and colleagues...
Towing Waveglider
A fleet of seven robotic vehicles were launched into the ocean off southwest England this week, in the most ambitious project of its kind in Europe. The vehicles are aiming to travel up to 300 miles over the next 20 days, and will be collecting...
Monitoring of a small-scale carbon dioxide (CO2) leak during the experiment
This week in Nature Climate Change an international team of leading scientists, including three from NOC, have published results of the first ever sub-sea carbon dioxide impact, detection and monitoring experiment relevant to Carbon dioxide Capture...
Malta Escarpment
A massive underwater canyon has been discovered in the Mediterranean near Italy by an international team of scientists that includes mapping experts from the National Oceanography Centre. The canyon measures almost 1000 square miles (2,500 sq km...
The ANDREX team approach the subantarctic island of South Georgia onboard the RRS James Cook
The first study of its kind to quantify the role of the Weddell Gyre in closing the southern limb of the Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) has been conducted by an international team led by scientists based at the National Oceanography...
Martin Arundell with the sensor
A team of scientists and engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is heading to the USA to take part in a high-profile international competition to develop pH sensors to measure changes in the acidity of the ocean. NOC is one of only...
Autonomous vehicles
The latest Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition was launched today at the NOC in Southampton – making £1.5 million available to UK businesses to develop novel adaptive autonomous ocean sampling network (AOSN) management...
Melting ice
Four NOC scientists have contributed to a study of satellite data from the last 19 years which has revealed that fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica to rise by 2cm more than the global average...

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