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School aboard the Royal Research Ship

Glitter and Sand, explaining the science of seas at NOC Open Day 2016

Winners of a nationwide children’s art competition, launched online by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) today, will give a school class the unique opportunity to explore a Royal Research Ship.

Expedition to test new technologies for deep sea deposit exploration

HyBIS Robotic Underwater Vehicle being prepared for a dive by its inventor, Dr Bramley Murton

Professor Trevor Baker awarded Paul Melchior Medal

Prof. Trevor Baker

Professor Trevor Baker has been awarded the Paul Melchior Medal at the 18th International Symposium on Geodynamics and Earth Tides for "outstanding service and leadership”. This prestigious medal is awarded every four years to recognise outstanding scientists with huge experience and influence in the Tidal Community.

Australian company joins Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

 	Blue Ocean Monitoring and NOC inside the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

Australian headquartered company Blue Ocean Monitoring, experienced global provider of ocean monitoring services, is expanding its offices and taking space in the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton.

Whistling wormholes discovered in the Caribbean

Carribean sea

National Oceanography Centre scientists have discovered the Caribbean Sea works like a whistle. This finding will enable scientists to predict some sea level changes many months in advance, and may be an important factor in regulating how the Gulf Stream varies.

NOC helps predict the monsoon

Monsoon image

The NOC is to play a key role in a UK-India collaborative project to predict monsoon rainfall over India by studying ocean processes in the Bay of Bengal.

NOC to support Madagascan adaptation to climate change

NOC scientists will be using global ocean models to identify the most effective way for low income countries, such as Madagascar, to adapt to climate change.

For example, ocean warming model projections will help identify the future risk of coral bleaching, which enables planning for the impact on the fisheries and tourism that depend on the reef.

Technology partnership to provide vital new information to coastal engineers

coasts

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has entered into a two year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Marlan Maritime Technologies Ltd to develop innovative remote sensing services for the survey of intertidal zones.

‘Hidden larder’ for sharks and whales revealed in Welsh waters

Setting out

The mission saw an unmanned underwater glider travel to an area around 50 miles to the south west of Wales called the Celtic Deep, which is a haven for wildlife but also an extremely busy shipping route and fishing ground. The glider travelled 600 km in 30 days, undertaking nearly 3000 dives from the sea surface to the seabed at a depth of 100m.

The risks of CO2 leakage through submarine ‘chimneys’

An image of a submarine chimney structure from the University of Southampton

NOC scientists are playing a key role investigating the risks of leaks from carbon dioxide (CO2) storage reservoirs situated under the seabed.