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ODAS buoy

Story - July 18, 2014

Update – 17 July 2014 Everything is still going very well onboard the Meteor cruise 108 to the PAP observatory, however the workload is heavy for the team as there are not many people on board. The main observatory PAP1 has been deployed...
Slides in the Deep

Story - July 16, 2014

A team of UK scientists is sailing to the site of prehistoric underwater landslides near the Arctic Circle. They are posting their daily reports on a daily blogsite: The scientists are aboard the Dutch research...
Prof Ed Hill

Story - July 16, 2014

The Executive Director of the National Oceanography Centre, Professor Ed Hill OBE, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship from Bangor University for services to marine science. Ed was a former postgraduate student at the university, taking an...

Story - July 16, 2014

The National Oceanography Centre welcomes the launch by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) of a new UK-funded satellite – TechDemoSat-1 – that provides a valuable opportunity for in-orbit validation of new instruments to monitor the...
RRS Discovery with NOC's fleet of robotic and remotely operated vehicles

Story - July 4, 2014

A new UK Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Strategy was published this week and launched at an event attended by the Science Minister, Rt Hon David Willetts MP. This was the result of nearly two years' work by a Special Interest Group (SIG)...
Athena SWAN member logo

Story - July 3, 2014

The National Oceanography Centre has joined a national charter to promote the recruitment, retention and career progression of women. NOC becomes the 115th member of the Athena SWAN Charter, which was set up to tackle the unequal representation...
Deploying moorings

Story - June 23, 2014

Scientists from NOC have led a study to infer variability of the sub-polar Atlantic Ocean Meridional Overturning Circulation using estimates of air-sea exchanges of heat and water at the ocean’s surface. The scientific research paper...
Ed Cooper MBE

Story - June 17, 2014

The National Oceanography Centre’s project officer for both RRS Discovery and James Cook, Edward Cooper, has been awarded an MBE for services to marine science. The announcement was made in the Queen’s birthday honours list this month....

Story - June 17, 2014

An international study has created the world’s first global database of jellyfish records, finding a range of jellyfish has evolved to adapt to all available environmental conditions and making the first global estimates of the amount of...
C-Enduro (top) and AutoNaut

Story - June 10, 2014

Two oceangoing unmanned vehicles designed for long endurance scientific research were showcased at the National Oceanography Centre to potential users from across the marine scientific community, defence industry and broader marine industries. At...

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