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Posted: 28 February, 2017
Deploying mooring on the RAPID array Scientists and technicians from the National Oceanography Centre are spending six weeks at sea gathering data from the deep ocean that provide important information about our varying climate. This...
Posted: 28 February, 2017
RAPID: monitoring the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation For more than a decade scientists from the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton have been travelling to the subtropical Atlantic to collect data that provide important information about our...
Posted: 28 February, 2017
Phytoplankton ‘tufts’ from the summer POC flux pulse at Northern Oligotrophic Gyre observatory A new study led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) reveals that that dust generated by land erosion has large repercussions for oceanic processes and planetary climate. Wind-driven Saharan...
Posted: 24 February, 2017
Pacific xenophyophores Scientists at the NOC have discovered 34 new species of giant single-celled organisms living at depths of more than 4 km in the eastern equatorial Pacific. The study areas are among those licensed...
Posted: 22 February, 2017
Biologically rich coral community from Whittard Canyon. NOC scientists contributed to a recent review of studies of submarine canyons, which identified they are at risk from human activities, and require better protection. The review was published...
Posted: 15 February, 2017
A project has ‘kicked-off’ in London that will create artificial storms to help predict worst-case scenarios for coastal flooding. Using computer models to make real storms more extreme, this...
Posted: 9 February, 2017
This seafloor image (approx. 50cm across) in the abyssal Pacific shows nodules and a large deep-water prawn (Bathystylodactyloidea) A new international study has demonstrated that deep-sea nodule mining will cause long-lasting damage to deep-sea life. This study, led by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC...