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Science at sea


RRS James Cook and RRS Discovery are both currently undergoing refit works. See the expedition pages for more information.

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’. NOC is using the Investors in People framework to review progress towards this vision and make improvements; and gained accreditation in September 2015, with very positive feedback from the Assessor.

How a tsunami wave works


Tsunamis are long, powerful waves that are created by sub-sea earth movements – earthquakes, land and ice slips, meteor strikes. But not all Earth movements create these waves, many give little or no effect.

Global sea-level rise at the end of the last Ice Age

Coastal erosion in portugal (E. Rohling)

Southampton researchers have estimated that  sea-level rose by an average of about 1 metre per century at the end of the last Ice Age, interrupted by rapid ‘jumps’ during which it rose by up to 2.5 metres per century.