Dr Elizabeth Kent being presented with the Adrian Gill Prize by Professor Joanna Haigh, President of the RMS

Story - May 22, 2014

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)

Story - May 8, 2014

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.

Story - January 13, 2014

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

Story - January 2, 2014

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

Story - December 10, 2013

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

Story - November 26, 2013

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

Story - October 30, 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

Story - October 28, 2013

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...
Both shallow and deep-sea habitats will be affected by climate change. Credit: NOAA HURL Archives

Story - October 16, 2013

An ambitious new study describes how changes in ocean properties – predicted by models developed for the latest IPCC report – may adversely impact marine ecosystems and human populations reliant on ocean productivity. Published this...
ESA satellites. Credit: ESA

Story - October 14, 2013

An international lesson-writing competition was launched recently by the European Space Agency’s LearnEO! project, which is hosted by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). LearnEO! (Learn Earth Observation) is an online educational resource...

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