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Posted: 24 June 2019
Dr Penny Holliday and Dr Christine Gommenginger Two NOC scientists have this week been awarded the title of Honorary Professorial Fellow from the University of Southampton in recognition of their personal achievements and contributions to the Research agenda of the University. The awards were given to Dr Penny Holliday and Dr Christine... Read more
Posted: 24 June 2019
On Friday 21st of 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... 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
Posted: 18 June 2019
ALR being recovered in the South Atlantic The first mission involving the NOC-developed autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range (ALR, known around the world as Boaty McBoatface) has for the first time shed light on a key process linking increasing Antarctic winds to rising sea temperatures. Data collected during the April 2017... Read more
Posted: 11 June 2019
Navigating The Future V Leading ocean experts, including from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), have launched a new publication, titled Navigating the Future V (NFV), which will provide European governments with robust, independent scientific advice and expert opinion on future seas and ocean research to 2030 and... Read more
Posted: 6 June 2019
Allied troops landing on the beaches Prior to the landings on 6 June 1944 on the Normandy beaches, a small research group was formed in the Admiralty Research Laboratory at Teddington in Middlesex. Weather and wave prediction had been central to the decision made by Eisenhower about the timing of the Normandy landings. The new... Read more
Posted: 6 June 2019
The NOC has received a Microsoft AI for Earth grant to predict wave sea states in the North Atlantic by using deep learning. AI for Earth is a Microsoft programme offering cloud and AI computing resources, training and grants to researchers across the world, who are trying to create a more... Read more
Posted: 4 June 2019
UB’s President Professor Emeritus Clement Sankat and the NOC's Stacey Felgate at the signing The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and University of Belize (UB) formalised their relationship by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 30 May 2019. This partnership will see the two institutions develop joint training, research projects and technical programmes to enable knowledge... Read more
Posted: 31 May 2019
Deep-Sea Taxonomy progresses under pressure This week NOC Taxonomist Dr Tammy Horton joined twenty-six other deep-sea scientists from twelve countries for an international meeting in Frankfurt. The objective was to find a means of accelerating and sustaining the taxonomy that is fundamental for... Read more
Posted: 31 May 2019
Earlier in the week NOC scientist, Dr Amani Becker, presented on ‘Application of Satellite Altimetry as a Tool for Coastal Risk Management in the South West Indian Ocean’ at the Crescendo Azul conference in Maputo, Mozambique. There were also several presentations and posters showing results... Read more