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Posted: 31 March, 2011
Seastars and giant ribbon worms at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, 32 metre depth (photo by R. B. Aronson) A team of scientists in the United Kingdom and the United States has warned that the  native fauna and unique ecology of the Southern Ocean, the vast body of water that surrounds the...
Posted: 29 March, 2011
Drilling vessel Chikyu with Mt Fuji behind (JAMSTEC) This spring, researchers including Professor Damon Teagle of the University of Southampton's School of Ocean and Earth Science, based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, will mark...
Posted: 28 March, 2011
Sunset Professor Eric Achterberg, University of Southampton – Discovery 361 We have returned home this week from our UK GEOTRACES cruise in the tropical Atlantic Ocean. The cruise (February 7-March...
Posted: 25 March, 2011
2011 AAPG gold winners A team of five undergraduate MSci students studying at the School of Ocean and Earth Science based at the National Oceanography centre, Southampton, have been awarded gold at the 2011 American...
Posted: 21 March, 2011
The NOC PV array during installation (the gaps between the panels allow the continued use of sky lights in the area) The start of the UK’s first national Climate Week on Monday 21 March is marked in Southampton with the unveiling of one of the largest solar power installations in the area. The National...
Posted: 17 March, 2011
Episodes of global warming occurred several times during the Palaeocene and Eocene epochs (65–34 million years ago) A research team including scientists from the University of Southampton’s School of Ocean and Earth Science (SOES) based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, has uncovered the likely...
Posted: 15 March, 2011
CTD sampling at night Dr Claire Mahaffey and Dr Sarah Reynolds, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK – Discovery 361 Hi, I’m Sarah Reynolds and I’m a post doctoral research associate...
Posted: 11 March, 2011
Wave 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...
Posted: 11 March, 2011
Anouska Panton Anouska Panton – Discovery 361 – 10.04°N, 28.40°W My name is Anouska Panton and I am a PhD student in the Nutrient Biogeochemistry lab at the University of Liverpool. My principal role on...
Posted: 8 March, 2011
Trichodesmium colony from the tropical Atlantic Ocean Joe Snow – Discovery 361 – 02.00°N, 25.30°W My name is Joe Snow and I started my PhD in Southampton last September. In the six months that I’ve been at NOCS my time has been spend...
Posted: 8 March, 2011
The ISW microstructure profiler Alex Forryan – Discovery 361 – 03.10°S, 25.10°W Turbulence measurements: On RSS Discovery cruise D361 turbulence in the upper ocean is being measured at every station using an ISW free-fall...
Posted: 7 March, 2011
Autosub LR being lowered into the water Hosted by the research ship the RRS Discovery, the latest in the Autosub series of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), Autosub Long Range, has successfully completed its first set of sea trials...