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The Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) presented the new observational strategy at a press conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday ahead of the annual meeting of the organisation. The meeting brought together the directors of 40...
Shells of the same Reophax species from the Porcupine Abyssal Plain, NE Atlantic (4850 m water depth), showing differences betwe
Fossil foraminifera could be used to identify ancient ‘hilly’ environments on the ocean floor, according to research published in Marine Micropaleontology by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and The University of...
Image of rich cold-water coral reef in the Whittard Canyon area captured by the Isis ROV
A fleet of robotic submarines, based at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), head-quartered in Southampton, have been used to map vulnerable cold-water coral reefs in the deep ocean off southwest England. This data set is being used to inform...
ODAS bouy being deployed
Most ocean data sets are far too short for the accurate detection of trends resulting from global climate change, according to research published today in the journal Global Change Biology.  This study, by scientists at the National...
Hydrothermal vent chimney at the Von Damm Vent site
The first discovery of a new type of hydrothermal vent system in a decade helps explain the long observed disconnect between the theoretical rate at which the Earth’s crust is cooling at seafloor spreading ridge flanks, and actual...
Paddy fields in the Delta
A computer model that aims to provide physical information on the Bangladesh delta to policy makers there, has received the ‘impact’ award from the national super-computing facility, ARCHER. This is the first model to link the open...
Dr David Cartwright FRS
The National Oceanography Centre is saddened to learn of the death of Dr David Cartwright FRS. David graduated in natural sciences from Cambridge University and in mathematics from London University. Researching marine physics at the National...
Dr Kathryn Sullivan at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
US oceanographer and astronaut, Dr Kathryn Sullivan visited the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS) and met with young scientists starting out in their research careers. The former astronaut is now the head of NOAA – the National...
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...

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