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Autosub Long Range's 2017 debut outing provides new insight into causes of the warming ocean abyss

ALR being recovered in the South Atlantic

The first mission involving the NOC-developed autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range (ALR, known around the world as Boaty McBoatface) has for the first time shed light on a key process linking increasing Antarctic winds to rising sea temperatures.

‘The Ocean we need’ – Europe’s leading Ocean experts launch advice for governments

Navigating The Future V

Leading ocean experts, including from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), have launched a new publication, titled Navigating the Future V (NFV), which will provide European governments with robust, independent scientific advice and expert opinion on future seas and ocean research to 2030 and beyond.

D-day – The starting point for modern UK oceanography

Allied troops landing on the beaches

Prior to the landings on 6 June 1944 on the Normandy beaches, a small research group was formed in the Admiralty Research Laboratory at Teddington in Middlesex.

NOC works with Microsoft to develop AI as a tool for oceanography

The NOC has received a Microsoft AI for Earth grant to predict wave sea states in the North Atlantic by using deep learning.

AI for Earth is a Microsoft programme offering cloud and AI computing resources, training and grants to researchers across the world, who are trying to create a more sustainable future.

The National Oceanography Centre and the University of Belize sign MoU

UB’s President Professor Emeritus Clement Sankat and the NOC's Stacey Felgate at the signing

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and University of Belize (UB) formalised their relationship by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 30 May 2019.

Deep-Sea Taxonomy progresses under pressure

Deep-Sea Taxonomy progresses under pressure

C-RISe at Crescendo Azul, Mozambique

Earlier in the week NOC scientist, Dr Amani Becker, presented on ‘Application of Satellite Altimetry as a Tool for Coastal Risk Management in the South West Indian Ocean’ at the Crescendo Azul conference in Maputo, Mozambique.

Environmental impact of deep-sea mining can last decades

Evidence of the seafloor disturbance caused by previous simulated mining activity

A new study shows that the impacts of seabed mining on deep-sea ecosystems can persist for decades.

Strong NOC presence at major international Earth Observation symposium

Dr Christine Gommenginger delivers keynote address

National Oceanography Centre Satellite Oceanography was out in force last week at the European Space Agency’s Living Planet Symposium in Milan, Italy.

New method of monitoring marine conservation zones using robot-subs

Photographic survey by autonomous underwater vehicle

In an article published recently in Conservation Biology, National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists demonstrate that seafloor photographic surveys by robot-subs can offer a practical solution to the growing need to monitor biodiversity over a range of habitats within marine protected areas (MPAs).