The National Oceanography Centre Association

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) Association is a "strategic platform that brings together the NERC funded marine science communtity to enhance its influence on funders, policy makers and the impact that science has on society". The NOC Association provides a channel to seek input and share outputs and other information with the wider marine science community and its stakeholders. As such the NOC Association is responsive to the needs and suggestions of its members. Current activities include:

  • Focusing effort on strategic matters affecting UK marine science in the national and international context.
  • Developing and targeting inputs to consultations and other marine science briefings.
  • Showcasing UK marine science capabilities and achievements to policy makers, industry, Learned and Professional Societies and the public
  • International engagement in UK, European and International forums, to inform new funding programmes such as Horizon 2020 and the Joint Programming Initiative 'Oceans'.

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The outputs of research generate new knowledge about the oceans. Transferring scientific knowledge to support business and industry is an important part of our NOC remit.



Our research is intended to tackle the big environmental issues facing the world. Research priorities will include the oceans' role in climate change, sea level change and the future of the Arctic Ocean.



The University of Southampton and the University of Liverpool both offer a range of highly regarded undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in Ocean and Earth Science.



For any media or press enquiries to the National Oceanography Centre follow the more link below. Please note the centre's press office is staffed from 0830 to 1730, Monday to Friday.



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Delivery Partners

Delivery Partners helping to provide marine science national capability.


Marine Science Community

The creation of a wider association of Universities and research institutions to support wider engagement of the NOC with the marine science community is now underway.



The National Oceanographic Library is a national resource for the UK marine science community.


Principal scientists

All updated information for cruise participants can be found using the Marine Facilities Planning website: