Infrared picture of the canvas bucket filled with warm water
NOC research on the effect of buckets on climatic data was featured in the recent BBC documentary 'Climate Change by Numbers', which framed the science of climate change using three numbers. The first number was 0.85˚C: the global...
UKHO Tide gauge at Gibraltar (in operation until 2000). Similar in operation to the gauge at Malta.
By restoring historic tide gauge data from Malta and making it available to the public, researchers at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the UKHO hope to shed new light on past tsunamis and climate change in the Mediterranean. A tide...
Trajectories of 24 passive particles released in the western Irish Sea during spring 2005
The vertical movement of scampi larvae in the Irish Sea is an important factor in determining the success of the species, according to scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Liverpool. The study, published in the...
Extreme weather
Research at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) may help to predict extreme winters across Europe by identifying the set of environmental conditions that are associated with pairs of severe winters across consecutive years. Pairs of extreme...
Earth from space showing Pacific, Atlantic and part of the Southern Ocean.
New research, by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre, shows that ocean heat uptake across three oceans is the likely cause of the ‘warming hiatus’ – the current decade-long slowdown in global surface warming. Using data...
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...

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