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Rising sea levels could cost the world $14 trillion a year by 2100

Failure to meet the United Nations’ 2ºC warming limits will lead to sea level rise and dire global economic consequences, new research has warned.

NOC scientists discover new mechanism for coastal flooding

An illustration of sea level annual cycle (SLAC)

A new link between processes in the open ocean and coastal sea-level has been revealed in a Nature Communications paper, published today by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

The role of the Atlantic Ocean in the 2018 UK heatwave

The current heatwave affecting UK and much of Northwest Europe may have its origins in the Atlantic Ocean, according to research undertaken by scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Southampton.

Extreme sea levels predicted to increase along global coastlines

A new study has predicted that future global warming will lead to an increase in ‘extreme sea levels’, with consequent flood risks to coastal infrastructure and human populations.

Foreign Secretary announces UK strategy to protect world’s oceans at the NOC

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, on a visit to the NOC in Southampton

The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, on a visit to the NOC in Southampton, has today unveiled an ambitious plan to bring together all of the Government’s international oceans work under a single strategy for the first time.

Women in Engineering Day

Women in Engineering Day 2018

The NOC People Strategy has at its centre a vision of NOC as ‘a great place to work where people succeed and deliver great work’. NOC is using the Investors in People framework to review progress towards this vision and make improvements; and gained accreditation in September 2015, with very positive feedback from the Assessor.

Expedition sets sail to investigate carbon in the Benguela upwelling

Bongo nets

On 23 May 2018 the Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discovery will begin an ambitious science expedition to the South Atlantic to study the role of low oxygen zones in ocean carbon storage.

The results of this investigation will help improve understanding of how the ocean’s biology contributes to the long-term storage of carbon in the ocean.

NOC scientists set sail to investigate human impacts in the open ocean

The PAP Observatory buoy on the ocean surface

On Saturday 19 May, the RRS James Cook will leave Southampton for a research expedition to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain – Sustained Observatory (PAP-SO) in the northeast Atlantic Ocean.

Call for abstracts for the NOC's Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase 2018

MATS 2018 call for abstracts - closes July 15

The NOC is calling for abstract submissions for the 2018 Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS). The deadline for submissions is 15 July.

NOC scientists return to the Arctic Ocean to measure climate change threat to marine life

On 09 May 2018, National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists will set sail towards the Fram Strait, between Greenland and Svalbard, as part of the ARISE project, which will investigate the impact of warming on the Arctic food chain. ARISE forms part of the £16 million, UK flagship Changing Arctic Ocean programme of Arctic research.