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The NOC People Strategy has at its centre a vision of NOC as ‘a great place to work where people succeed and deliver great work’. NOC is using the Investors in People framework to review progress towards this vision and make...
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City-sized maps of terrain and life on the sea-floor have revealed that drifts of ‘marine snow’ on submarine hillsides act as a source of food to fuel a higher biomass of marine life on the hills than on the flatter plains surrounding...
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European scientists are joining forces to better understand oceanic change, by coordinating ocean data acquisition, analysis and response on scales ranging from the provincial to the global. Marking a major milestone, the first Assembly of Members...
Gliders on the launch vessel at SAMS prior to deployment on 'Exploring Ocean Fronts'
An ambitious two-week mission involving ten marine robots has commenced off northwest Scotland. The third in a series of demonstrator missions, this latest phase sees the largest fleet of marine robotic vehicles simultaneously deployed in UK waters...
The TOMCAT teat
Leading scientists from across the world travelled to NOC for the first TOMCAT working group meeting. This group aims to take advantage of the fast development of optical technologies to help progress understanding of the ocean carbon cycle, which...
Oil rig in the sunset
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has today launched a new collaborative way of working with the oil and gas industry. NOC will provide innovative science and technology to enable industry to work safely and efficiently, with minimum impact on...
PAP site Met Office buoy
The UK has become the newest member of an international consortium supporting science on greenhouse gasses, through long-term research infrastructure. The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is the largest contributor of scientific expertise and...
Methane hydrate recovered from ocean sediments off Svalbard
NOC scientists have contributed to the publication of an authoritative new report on the impacts of ocean warming on species, ecosystems, and ocean ‘goods and services,’ such as carbon management, fisheries and coastal protection....
Shells on a beach
Science and industry will now be able to map beaches and sandbanks without getting any feet wet. This follows three years of collaborative research resulting in a new commercial licence between National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and Marlan Maritime...
Working on sensors
The National Oceanography Centre is seeking commercial partners to exploit its state-of-the art platform technology incorporating lab-on-chip microfluidic techniques. The technology is expected to be of interest to companies currently involved in...

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The creation of a wider association of Universities and research institutions to support wider engagement of the NOC with the marine science community is now underway.

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