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Future changes in global tides will change flood risk and tidal energy decisions

The first comprehensive study of the impact of global sea-level rise on tides has implications for future coastal flood risk, harbour management, and the long term planning of tidal energy sites. 

UK scientists to explore Changing Arctic Ocean to measure climate change threat

RRS James Clark Ross

A new £10 Million research programme to investigate how the Arctic Ocean is changing kicks off today with its first research expedition to the Barents Sea. Over 20 researchers from 16 UK research institutes join forces to understand the knock on effects of rapid warming and sea ice loss in the Arctic region.

NOC receives recognition for tsunami ready pilot project

Autosub Long Range “Boaty McBoatface” returns home after successful Antarctic mission

Autosub Long Range being deployed from the RRS James Clark Ross

The RRS James Clark Ross arrived at the NOC last week, returning Autosub Long Range (ALR) home after its first scientific deployment in the Antarctic.

Biodiversity loss from Deep-sea mining will be unavoidable

Sea anemone in an abyssal area with polymetallic nodules in the Clarion Clipperton Zone, in the Pacific, at over 4000 m depth.

UK Robotics week and the NOC #oceanrobots

UK Robotics Week

New and innovative marine autonomous and robotic vehicles being developed at the NOC are pushing the limits on how we can explore our oceans. With capabilities allowing us to reach new depths, travel under ice and collect data in some of the most environmentally hostile environments, #oceanrobots are the future of marine science  

Women in Engineering Day

Women in Engineering Day 2017

NOC represents UK at Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

IOC UNESCO Logo

Ocean circulation can impact on the effectiveness of marine protected areas

Researchers at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) studying the UK’s four largest Marine Protected Areas have found that, because of the ocean’s vigorous circulation, even remote, seemingly pristine habitats, are not isolated from human activities, and may be vulnerable to pollution and overfishing impacts.

Seafloor communities may have it worse under climate change

New findings from researchers at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) indicate that seafloor communities will be more impacted by climate change the deeper they are in the ocean.