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Historical models shed light on global warming

William J. Baxter and Virgil Partch, “Warmer Weather!... Boom in North” (New York: International Economic Research Bureau)

The uncertainty associated with projections of end-of-century global warming by Earth System Models (ESMs) can be understood in terms of two components, according to research by NOC scientist Tom Anderson (with co-workers Ed Hawkins and Phil Jones).

NOC hosts MARCDAT

Clipper 1851

The NOC hosted and led the 4th International Workshop on Advances in the Use of Historical Climate data (MARCDAT-IV) from the 18th – 22nd July, with 47 participants from 12 countries (Australia, Canada, Chile, China (incl., Hong Kong), Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, UK and the USA).

Happy 10th Birthday James Cook

In August 2006 the Royal Research Ship (RRS) James Cook was delivered to the National Oceanography Centre ready to carry scientists and equipment to some of Earth’s most challenging environments, from tropical oceans to the edge of the ice sheets.

Atlantic precursors for European heat waves?

Bournemouth in the heatwave of 2012

A new link between the development of heat waves over Central and Western Europe and temperatures in the North Atlantic has been discovered by scientists from the National Oceanography Centre and the University of Southampton.

Overseas interest in the NOC ignited by UK Trade and Investment tour

 	The group touring the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre, AutosubLR in foreground

Top diplomats from across the world visited the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton last week to learn about the UK’s global leadership in marine and maritime science and technology, resulting in a flurry of interest in working with the NOC and UK marine companies.

NOC reaffirms commitment to European Marine Board

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has reaffirmed its commitment to working alongside other European countries for the advancement of ocean science, by becoming one of the founding members of the reformed European Marine Board following its transformation to a new legal entity as an international non-profit association under Belgian law (IVZW).

European Marine Board consults member institutes on priorities for advancing ocean observation and seabed mapping

European Marine Board members

Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries is meeting with ocean research leaders at the European Marine Board offices in Ostend, Belgium, today to discuss ocean research challenges.

School aboard the Royal Research Ship

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

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.