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New report highlights national importance of Highlands and Islands’ marine resource

The NOC has contributed to a new report titled ‘Maximising the Marine Economy in the Highlands and Islands’ (MAXiMAR).

The Highlands and Islands has enormous potential in developing the marine economy according to the new study which focuses on supporting the growth of aquaculture, energy and marine biotechnology, which are the most highly innovative sectors.

Double success for NOC projects at the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards

Mersey Maritime Industry Awards 2019

It was a good double whammy for the NOC at the fifth annual Mersey Maritime Industry Awards, held in Liverpool this week (14 March), with two projects picking up top honours.

UK ocean robots on mission to support South African research into sustainable fisheries

Ocean glider deployments

State-of-the-art ocean robots are currently profiling waters off South Africa to collect data that supports a UK-Africa partnership aimed at improving understanding of how regional fisheries are sustained.

Robots may revolutionise marine environmental monitoring

Scientists at the NOC have released a forward-looking review of how marine robotic capabilities can support the

Protection for high seas is crucial to safeguarding vulnerable coastal communities - new research

Fishing vessels and large cargo ships off Zanzibar

Key areas of the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and the Pacific should be designated protected areas in order to safeguard vulnerable coastal communities’ livelihoods, new research published this week reveals.


The hidden role of krill in the carbon cycle

Large krill swarms in the Southern Ocean could help remove additional carbon from the atmosphere, in a way that is currently ‘hidden’ in global models. The new findings were recently published in Nature Communications by scientists from the NOC and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).

New insights into why the severity of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was a surprise

Research published in Nature Communications today may help forecast severe hurricane seasons by identifying the common ocean factors in three of the most act

New Earth system model launched

A new whole Earth system computer model developed in the UK has just been launched.

By providing a representation of the planet that draws on all environmental science disciplines, this model will help researchers make better forecasts of environmental change, such as the impact of climate change on marine life.

Much of the surface ocean will shift in colour by end of 21st century

Climate change is causing significant changes to tiny marine plants in the world’s oceans. A new study, led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in collaboration with NOC scientists, predicts that over the coming decades these changes will affect the ocean’s colour, intensifying the blue and green regions.

WireWall and anyTide nominated for Mersey Maritime industry awards

Two projects being led by the NOC have been shortlisted for the fifth annual Mersey Maritime Industry Awards. The winners will be decided by a judging panel and a public vote which closes at midnight on Friday 15 February.