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The Blue Whale surfacing
An incredibly rare sighting of a Blue Whale in English waters was captured on camera by scientists on-board the RRS James Cook. The huge mammal, twice as long as a double-decker bus, was spotted on 24 August approximately 400 km southwest of...
Flood levels
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Liverpool have developed a new visualisation tool to predict the maximum cost of coastal flooding to communities around estuaries. This method, published in PLOS One, works by combining...
C-Enduro at Milford Haven
The National Oceanography Centre has today begun the latest in a series of ambitious marine robotic vehicle trials off the UK coast. Working in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), NOC has deployed a submarine glider and an autonomous...
Bathyphysa conifera
The NOC's Daniel Jones identified this bizarre looking marine creature as a Siphonophore. It belongs to a group of aquatic animals that include corals and jellyfish, some specimens have reached lengths of 40m! Filmed by a Remotely Operated...
Prof Janet Beer of the University of Liverpool and & Prof Ed Hill of the NOC
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Liverpool have entered into a new strategic partnership creating the Institute for Sustainable Coasts and Oceans (ISCO). The new Institute is a collaborative venture that brings together...
Goose barnacles, courtesy: Miguel Charcos Llorens
The type and size of barnacles on the Malaysian Airways MH370 flight debris could provide clues to the path it took through the Indian Ocean, according to researchers at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). The Indian Ocean contains a mixture of...
The Paracallisoma alberti species of amphipod
Two new species of submarine shrimp-like creature, capable of ‘stripping’ a pig carcass in a matter of days, have been discovered by a team of scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). These 3mm long scavenging crustaceans...
NEMO model
Preliminary insights into the potential pathway of the plane wreckage that washed up on Reunion Island yesterday morning, thought to be from the missing MH370 flight, is provided by researchers at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).
 If a plane...
National Oceanography Centre
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has affirmed its decision to proceed to the next stage of a process considering changes in the ownership and governance of the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). Natural Environment Research Council...
MARS - Waveglider and Socum glider
The final phase of a competition to develop novel Adaptive Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network (AAOSN) management systems for the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is now underway. Two UK consortia will move forward to develop systems capable...

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