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Posted: 13 August 2019
A team of scientists from the University of Southampton, Bangor University and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have discovered several artificially introduced species in the coastal waters of southern England, using a genetic technique that could help early detection of non-native species if... Read more
Posted: 5 August 2019
Global sea-level rise has been accelerating since 1960 The recent acceleration in global sea-level actually started in the 1960s, around three decades earlier than previously thought. This is according to new research published in the journal Nature Climate Change and involving National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists. Led by the University of... Read more
Posted: 24 July 2019
New research published in PLOS ONE has shown how Antarctic Krill, a key species in the Southern Ocean food web, choose different areas of the ocean at the various stages of their life cycle. This finding is important for conservation of the Krill that form the main diet for animals, such as... Read more
Posted: 24 July 2019
ecoSUBs being deployed A team of National Oceanography Centre (NOC) engineers were in Plymouth earlier this month with colleagues from Planet Ocean to carry out large scale trials and demonstrations of a fleet of ecoSUB autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). The trials were supported by the Plymouth Smart Sound... Read more
Posted: 19 July 2019
NOC scientists Dr David Berry and Dr Elizabeth Kent have contributed to solving an enduring mystery in climate science – why did different oceans around the world apparently warm and cool at different rates in the early 20th century? Atmospheric and oceanic models have had trouble accounting for... Read more
Posted: 18 July 2019
National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists contributed to a recent workshop of the UK Environmental Prediction (UKEP) initiative, held in Reading on 27–28 June. The workshop featured over 50 participants drawn from the Met Office, NERC research centres, universities, consultancies and UK... Read more
Posted: 10 July 2019
At the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s (IOC-UNESCO) 30th Assembly in Paris the UK, represented by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), was elected onto the IOC Executive Council. NOC’s Executive Director Prof Ed Hill (Head of UK Delegation), in attendance at the Assembly, said, “... Read more
Posted: 24 June 2019
Dr Penny Holliday and Dr Christine Gommenginger Two NOC scientists, Dr Penny Holliday and Dr Christine Gommenginger, were awarded the title of Honorary Professorial Fellow from the University of Southampton for their personal achievements and contributions to the Research agenda of the University. The title recognises a portfolio of work in... Read more
Posted: 24 June 2019
On Friday 21 June the RRS Discovery departed Southampton for this year’s annual research expedition to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain sustained ocean observatory (PAP-SO) in the northeast Atlantic. These expeditions aim to answer questions about how environmental and ecological stressors are... Read more
Posted: 19 June 2019
Autosub 6000 The NOC is part of a team of marine scientists from countries bordering the north and south Atlantic Ocean, assessing the health of deep sea ecosystems. They will determine the resilience of both the animals that live there and their habitats, to threats such as temperature rise, pollution and... Read more