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Dr Kathryn Sullivan at the National Oceanography Centre
US oceanographer and astronaut, Dr Kathryn Sullivan visited the National Oceanography Centre and met with young scientists starting out in their research careers. The former astronaut is now the head of NOAA – the National Oceanic and...
C-Enduro, which was developed by ASV within a NOC managed project
World leading Autonomous Surface Vehicle manufacturer, ASV, announced today that it will be taking space in the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre to facilitate its ongoing partnership with NOC on a number of projects. Kevin Forshaw, Associate...
Angela Eagle MP visits the tide predicting machines exhibition at the NOC.
NOC was delighted to host Angela Eagle MP for Wallasey & Shadow Business Secretary & First Secretary of State to showcase NOC science and in particular the world leading science carried out in Liverpool. Ed Hill, NOC Executive Director...
Jo Johnson visits the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre
A £3 million centre to develop new technology for the emerging marine robotics sector was officially opened by Science Minister, Jo Johnson, on 23 November 2015. Addressing some of the leading figures in marine technology development, Jo...
Image of Thomas on Loch Ern courtesy of Kyle McNally, SeeByte 2015
Software that could better enable a fleet of robotic vehicles to work together to perform tasks such as seeking and tracking whales and dolphins, has been successfully trialled in Loch Earn, Scotland. This software acts like a ‘central brain...
Marine Robotic Innovation Centre
Edinburgh based SeeByte UK, the global leader in creating smart software for unmanned maritime systems, is expanding its offices and taking space in the new Marine Robotics Innovation Centre at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton...
Earth from space – credit: NASA
A new method of tracking ocean currents from space has been developed by NASA scientists and verified using data from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). The importance of these ocean currents as a driving force in the global climatic system is...
Marine Robotics Innovations Centre
The National Oceanography Centre has won a place at Innovate 2015, which takes place on 9 and 10 November at Old Billingsgate in London. This award acknowledges the NOC’s growing success in the marine technologies sector and the opening of...
Autumn storms help the ocean absorb atmospheric CO₂ and stimulate marine life by ‘stirring-up’ the nutrients that feed blooms of tiny marine plants. Anna Rumyantseva, the lead author of this research at the National Oceanography Centre...
The UK’s first investigation into the use of beach widening to reduce coastal flooding and erosion is being led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in partnership with the University of Liverpool. Dr Jenny Brown, who is leading this...

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