Story Courosel - November 13, 2013
Professor Rachel Mills (University of Southampton) and Dr Will Homoky (University of Oxford) demonstrate to the cameras some fundamental oceanographic principles for an online course – using a bucket and a hose.
Filming for a...
Story Courosel - October 28, 2013
NOC’s remotely operated vehicle Isis snaps a shrimp scuttling passed fossilised coral on the deep seafloor at the Carter seamount in the Atlantic Ocean.
The dive is part of the TrOPiCS research expedition – Tracing Ocean Processes...
Story Courosel - October 10, 2013
Today the Royal Research Ship Discovery was officially named by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton.
Photo courtesy of Steve Hall.
Story Courosel - September 10, 2013
When new vessels visit a port first time it is customary to exchange ship and port plaques.
Today this traditional swap took place for the new Royal Research Ship Discovery, as it has now arrived in the Port of Southampton.
Story Courosel - July 19, 2013
This seabird, called a Balearic shearwater, is being fitted with a tracking device in Menorca to record what it gets up to over the course of a year.
Data from the device allows scientists to monitor where the bird goes, and when it is on and off...
Story Courosel - June 21, 2013
A team of NOC researchers involved in the international SERPENT project ran an outreach activity in London last weekend, at an industry-sponsored event.
The aim was to promote collaboration between industry and academia by inviting attendees to...
Story Courosel - June 16, 2013
With all this talk of plankton poo ahead of our live Twitter chat on Monday 17 June, we thought we’d show you this creature, which is a type of zooplankton called ‘salp’.
It uses its jelly-like body to filter planktonic food...
Story Courosel - June 10, 2013
This photo is of Dee Estuary, which flows into Liverpool Bay situated along the north-west coast of the UK. The scientific rig in the foreground, temporarily positioned on the sand, has been set up by scientists who are collecting data for a...
Story Courosel - June 6, 2013
This month RRS James Cook is in the deep North Atlantic at the Porcupine Abyssal Plain observatory to study the twilight zone of the ocean.
Just under the sunlit waters of the sea surface, in this twilight zone a tremendous amount of activity is...
Story Courosel - May 20, 2013
Discovering the marine environment hands-on
School children from Ludlow School in Southampton visited our Southampton site last week to learn about how human activities impact the marine environment.
They learnt about the need for carbon reduction...