Many fundamental questions concern how the oceans and their living systems change over timescales from days to decades and from local to global scales. The oceans are grossly under-sampled and different approaches are needed to build a complete picture (more info). The National Oceanography Centre works with UK and International Partners to contribute to the world-wide effort to make sustained measurements of the global oceans and more local UK waters. These all form part of the Global Ocean Observing System.
Click on the interactive map to learn about some of the programmes carried out by NOC and our partners.