Climate

Map of sampled areas
Thousands of sea water samples are being collected by research vessels around the British Isles as part of an 18 month study of how much carbon dioxide is taken up (and released) in UK waters. Coordinated by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC...
Monitoring of a small-scale carbon dioxide (CO2) leak during the experiment
This week in Nature Climate Change an international team of leading scientists, including three from NOC, have published results of the first ever sub-sea carbon dioxide impact, detection and monitoring experiment relevant to Carbon dioxide Capture...
Dr Elizabeth Kent being presented with the Adrian Gill Prize by Professor Joanna Haigh, President of the RMS
The Royal Meteorological Society (RMS) has presented Dr Elizabeth Kent with the prestigious Adrian Gill Prize at its Annual General Meeting in London this month. Dr Elizabeth Kent, from the UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC), was...
Deploying a new replacement mooring. Scientists will extract the data when it is recovered later. (photo courtesy of Ben Moat)
The National Oceanography Centre’s remarkable RAPID project has reached a landmark 10-years of continuous scientific measurement and knowledge advancement of a key component of the climate system. For the past decade, the RAPID project has...
View of mine dumps at the Skouriotissa Copper Mine looking towards the Troodos Mountains, Cyprus.
Members of the public have a negative view of climate engineering, the deliberate large-scale manipulation of the environment to counteract climate change, according to a new study. The results are from researchers from the National Oceanography...
Large animals (megafauna), such as this hydroid Corymorpha glacialis, are projected to suffer major declines
A new study quantifies for the first time future losses in deep-sea marine life, using advanced climate models. Results show that even the most remote deep-sea ecosystems are not safe from the impacts of climate change. An international team of...
Andvord Bay, Antarctica - fjord hotspot of seafloor marine life. Credit: Craig Smith, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Rapid climate change is threatening marine communities, but scientists have found that marine life is flourishing in Antarctic fjords despite warming in the region. Deep inside the subpolar fjords of Antarctica, researchers have uncovered an...
Sea ice
Scientists have, for the first time, demonstrated that climate models are able to simulate past abrupt changes in the Earth’s climate – giving more confidence in predictions of future global climate change. The study, which was...
Observed vs MEDUSA-simulated primary production for northern summer (top) and northern winter (bottom). From Yool et al. 2013
A computer model that predicts how marine ecosystems will change into the future, developed by researchers at the National Oceanography Centre, will contribute to UK assessments of future environmental change, as well as the next Intergovernmental...
NOC's Spar Buoy being deployed off the coast of Newfoundland. Courtesy of Ian Brooks
An ocean buoy developed by the National Oceanography Centre is currently measuring the characteristics of waves breaking in the open ocean off the coast of Newfoundland. The findings will feed into assessments of how gas and aerosol exchange at the...

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