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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.

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