Research at Sea
While remote sensing has become increasingly important to ocean researchers, satellite observations are only able to generate data for the surface layer, and to penetrate beyond this scientists are still dependent on in-situ physical measurements. We do this from a range of platforms including research ships, ocean observatories including moorings, autonomous underwater vehicles and gliders. Supporting these is a complex business and so NOC provides these facilities to the whole UK marine research community as a centralised and cost-effective resource. While the ships are the most obvious component of this, the National Marine Equipment Pool is especially important in providing a full suite of equipment. Research at sea takes you through the whole process of delivering a successful research expedition.
For Cruise Participants
The links below provide information for those wanting to book ship time or equipment, and people joining a research cruise.