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Women in NOC

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’.

Optical data sheds light on global environmental change

A small copepod Microsetella (orange speck) feeding on a particle at 300m depth in the North Atlantic (photo: Klas Möller)

To understand the role of the ocean in global environmental change and to progress oceanography in developing countries the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will be leading a working group aiming to build the world’s largest database on carbon flux measurements from optical sensors.

NOC contributes to global observing system strategy

RAPID buoys

Single-celled shelled organisms shed light on ancient hills

Shells of the same Reophax species from the Porcupine Abyssal Plain, NE Atlantic (4850 m water depth)

Fossil foraminifera could be used to identify ancient ‘hilly’ environments on the ocean floor, according to research published in Marine Micropaleontology by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and The University of Southampton.

Robot-subs inform protection of English deep-sea corals

Image of rich cold-water coral reef in the Whittard Canyon area captured by the Isis ROV

A fleet of robotic submarines, based at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), head-quartered in Southampton, have been used to map vulnerable cold-water coral reefs in the deep ocean off southwest England.

Long-term observations hold the key to climate change impact assessment

ODAS buoy being deployed

Most ocean data sets are far too short for the accurate detection of trends resulting from global climate change, according to research published today in the journal Global Change Biology.

Mystery of heat loss from the Earth’s crust has been solved

Hydrothermal vent chimney at the Von Damm Vent site

The first discovery of a new type of hydrothermal vent system in a decade helps explain the long observed disconnect between the theoretical rate at which the Earth’s crust is cooling at seafloor spreading ridge flanks, and actual observations. It could also help scientists interpret the evidence for past global climates more accurately.

NOC science to help farmers in Bangladesh

Paddy fields in the Delta

In memoriam of Dr David Cartwright FRS

Dr David Cartwright FRS

The National Oceanography Centre is saddened to learn of the death of Dr David Cartwright FRS.

Sky’s not the limit for oceanographers

Dr Kathryn Sullivan at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

US oceanographer and astronaut, Dr Kathryn Sullivan visited the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS) and met with young scientists starting out in their research careers.