The National Oceanography Centre Association
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) Association offers a range of ways to participate and benefit from interaction with the National Oceanography Centre.
The creation of the NOC on 1st April 2010 envisaged the development of an association of Universities and research institutions to support wider engagement with the marine science community in an open and impartial way. The Association acts as a strong voice to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), to Government directly and through the Government’s Marine Science Co-ordination Committee (MSCC) and internationally on issues affecting marine science and its delivery in a UK context.
The Association has developed a community vision which takes a broad view of the priorities for science and national capability, within the context of the NERC and UK Marine Science Strategies.