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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.

Ten astounding marine species of the last decade

The necklace foraminiferan, described by NOC scientists Andrew Gooday, Daniel Jones, Aurelie Goineau and Erik Simon-Lledó, has made it onto the top-ten list of newly-described marine species of 2017, one of two top-ten lists compiled by the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) to celebrate a decade

Changes to NOC Strategic Business Development Leadership

Kevin Forshaw, Associate Director Enterprise and Research Impact, will be leaving the National Oceanography Centre on 20 July to take up a position with the University of Plymouth, as Director of Industrial and Strategic Partnerships within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Ocean science high on the agenda for Commonwealth leaders

The NOC has this month been at the centre of a number of high profile government announcements regarding the future management and protection of the ocean.

Switch from leaded petrol has reduced lead ocean pollution

One of the CTD instruments used to collect the data used in this study.

New research shows the first observed reduction in lead concentrations in the surface waters of the seas around Europe since the phasing out of leaded petrol.

Catch from deep-sea fishing has been massively under-reported

The first assessment of global deep-sea trawling using new estimates of catch data has revealed that 42% more fish have been caught over the last 60 years than was reported to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.

NOC hosts Commonwealth marine science event

The NOC in Southampton today hosted a celebration of marine science across the Commonwealth attended by High Commissioners from across the Commonwealth, ahead of next week’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, where member states will gather in London to agree further global measures to protect our oceans.

NOC partner Marlan Maritime Technologies wins second innovation award in a year

Marlan MD Alex Sinclair collects the award

National Oceanography Centre strategic business partner, Marlan Maritime Technologies, has secured the top prize in the ‘Innovation’ category at the prestigious Mersey Maritime Awards 2018, held earlier this month.