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Posted: 13 July 2018
For the first time, the UK and Germany have joined forces to investigate the impact of climate change on the Arctic Ocean through a series of projects, two of which involve the NOC. The UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (... Read more
Posted: 4 July 2018
Failure to meet the United Nations’ 2ºC warming limits will lead to sea level rise and dire global economic consequences, new research has warned. Published today in Environmental Research Letters, a study led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) found flooding from rising sea levels could... Read more
Posted: 3 July 2018
An illustration of sea level annual cycle (SLAC) A new link between processes in the open ocean and coastal sea-level has been revealed in a Nature Communications paper, published today by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). The study found that fluctuations in the sea-level annual cycle along the Gulf and Southeast coasts of... Read more
Posted: 29 June 2018
A 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. This finding may be an important factor for the prediction of summer heat... Read more
Posted: 27 June 2018
A new study has predicted that future global warming will lead to an increase in ‘extreme sea levels’, with consequent flood risks to coastal infrastructure and human populations. Extreme sea levels occur through a combination of high tides and extreme weather events, which can generate storm... Read more
Posted: 22 June 2018
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, on a visit to the NOC in Southampton The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, on a visit to the NOC in Southampton, has today unveiled an ambitious plan to bring together all of the Government’s international oceans work under a single strategy for the first time. The Government will agree and implement a new international oceans... Read more
Posted: 22 June 2018
Women in Engineering Day 2018 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... Read more
Posted: 7 June 2018
Bongo nets On 23 May 2018 the Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discovery will begin an ambitious science expedition to the South Atlantic to study the role of low oxygen zones in ocean carbon storage. The results of this investigation will help improve understanding of how the ocean’s biology contributes to the... Read more
Posted: 18 May 2018
The PAP Observatory buoy on the ocean surface On Saturday 19 May, the RRS James Cook will leave Southampton for a research expedition to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain – Sustained Observatory (PAP-SO) in the northeast Atlantic Ocean. This expedition aims to answer fundamental questions about how potential environmental and ecological stressors... Read more
Posted: 15 May 2018
MATS 2018 call for abstracts - closes July 15 The NOC is calling for abstract submissions for the 2018 Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS). The deadline for submissions is 15 July. Following on from the success of MATS 2017, this year's event will take place from Tuesday 13 November to Thursday 15 November. MATS 2018 will... Read more