Latest news

The latest news articles are listed below.


In memoriam of Graham Shimmield

Graham Shimmield

The National Oceanography Centre is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Graham Shimmield, the director of Scottish Association for Marine Science between 1996 and 2008.

Tracking the UKs carbon from soil to sea

This January scientists from a range of disciplines will come together to undertake the first ever coordinated sampling of the major rivers in Great Britain to look for soil derived organic carbon.

The world’s wet regions are getting wetter and the dry regions are getting drier

Research from the NOC and the University of Southampton have provided robust evidence that wet regions of the earth are getting wetter and dry regions are getting drier, but it is happening at a slower rate than previously thought.

The study, published in Scientific Reports, analysed the saltiness of the world’s oceans.

Most UK coastal flooding caused by moderate, not extreme storms

Scientists at the NOC and the University of Southampton have found that the majority of instances of coastal flooding around the United Kingdom in the last 100 years have been due to moderate storm events combined with high spring tides, rather than extreme storms.

First global wind speed data from UK TechDemoSat-1 open new prospects for weather monitoring and forecasting

The Earth from space

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has developed the first ever global wind speed products based on reflected GPS signals, using data from the UK TechDemoSat-1 satellite.

New Science and Technology Director

Professor Angela Hatton

Professor Angela Hatton has today begun her new role as Director of Science & Technology at the National Oceanography Centre.On her appointment, Professor Angela Hatton said, “These are interesting and exciting times for the NOC; addressing globally significant challenges, driving forward technology development and conducting science that has a positive impact on society and the economy.

New mini robot sub unveiled at the NOC

The new microsub being revealed at the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

The first robotic microsub capable of being deployed from a robotic surface vehicle was unveiled at the Marine Autonomous and Technology Annual Showcase this November, at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

A Year of Autonomy to help address challenges faces by the robotics industry

The Year of Autonomy

‘A Year of Autonomy’ was launched today at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). This programme of five workshops aims to address the common challenges faced by robotic systems on land, sea and air by encouraging shared learning and collaboration. These challenges include; the development of artificial intelligence, societal acceptance and energy management.

Marine Robotics Innovation Centre 1 year anniversary

Celebrating the first anniversary of the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

Southampton’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre at the National Oceanography Centre is this week celebrating its one year anniversary, by hosting a week of marine technology events and welcoming a recent flurry of new partners and members.

AutoNaut Ltd formally partners with NOC Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

 	Autonaut launch

AutoNaut Ltd, a global leader in autonomous wave propelled vessels, has formally become a partner with the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre. UK-based AutoNaut and the NOC has enjoyed a long-term relationship since 2013 and this move is a sign of the company’s increasing ambitions.