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NOC and University of Liverpool renew working partnership agreement

 	Professor Janet Beer, Vice Chancellor of the University of Liverpool

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Liverpool have renewed their formal working relationship with the signing of a new agreement on board RRS Discovery, which arrived in Liverpool on Tuesday morning for a series of public events.

Marine snow fuels life on the sea-floor

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City-sized maps of terrain and life on the sea-floor have revealed that drifts of ‘marine snow’ on submarine hillsides act as a source of food to fuel a higher biomass of marine life on the hills than on the flatter plains surrounding hills.

Europe collaborates to coordinate open ocean observatories

PAP Surface Bouy

European scientists are joining forces to better understand oceanic change, by coordinating ocean data acquisition, analysis and response on scales ranging from the provincial to the global.

Marking a major milestone, the first Assembly of Members meeting of the European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory (EMSO) will be held September 28-29th in Rome, Italy.

UK’s largest marine robot mission is underway off northwest Scotland

Gliders on the launch vessel at SAMS prior to deployment on 'Exploring Ocean Fronts'

An ambitious two-week mission involving ten marine robots has commenced off northwest Scotland. The third in a series of demonstrator missions, this latest phase sees the largest fleet of marine robotic vehicles simultaneously deployed in UK waters.

NOC hosts an international meeting to get the most from marine optical technologies

The TOMCAT team

Leading scientists from across the world travelled to NOC for the first TOMCAT working group meeting.

This group aims to take advantage of the fast development of optical technologies to help progress understanding of the ocean carbon cycle, which determines CO2 levels in the ocean and atmosphere, using large data sets describing particles in the ocean.

UK commitment to international science on greenhouse gasses

PAP site Met Office buoy

The UK has become the newest member of an international consortium supporting science on greenhouse gasses, through long-term research infrastructure.

NOC contributes to report on the impacts of Ocean warming

Methane hydrate recovered from ocean sediments off Svalbard

NOC scientists have contributed to the publication of an authoritative new report on the impacts of ocean warming on species, ecosystems, and ocean ‘goods and services,’ such as carbon management, fisheries and coastal protection.

New technology for remotely mapping beaches

Shells on a beach

Science and industry will now be able to map beaches and sandbanks without getting any feet wet. This follows three years of collaborative research resulting in a new commercial licence between National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and Marlan Maritime Technologies to sell new coastal mapping technology.

NOC calls for commercial partner to exploit sensor technologies

Working on sensors

The National Oceanography Centre is seeking commercial partners to exploit its state-of-the art platform technology incorporating lab-on-chip microfluidic techniques.

NOC contributes to a new free online course

A screenshot from the course featuring NOC's Paolo

Satellite oceanographers at NOC have contributed to a new massive open online course, or mooc. The course launch is timed to coincide with wider release of data from Sentinel-3, the dedicated ocean satellite launched earlier this year