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Clams on a steep wall of layered sedimentary rocks taken by the ROV Holland 1. Copyright Marine Institute.

Story - August 7, 2014

A team of thirteen scientists, including seven NOC researchers, recently completed a two week expedition on the RV Celtic Explorer, where they made new discoveries relating to the geology and biological habitats of the south-eastern slope of...

Staff Profile - August 4, 2014

Current projects FLOWBEC: Flow and Benthic Ecology 4D. Principle Investigator, studying interactions of wildlife and hydrodynamics associated with marine renewable energy devices at three marine renewable energy test sites. NERC Marine...

Staff Profile - July 11, 2014

Research Interests: Shelf sea and coastal area modelling: Application and development of nested modelling systems to simulate 3D wave-circulation interactions and the net sediment transport which they cause, leading to changing coastal morphology....

Staff Profile - June 24, 2014

Improved model representation of coastal ocean mixing: Observation motived improvement of numerical simualtion of shallow seas mixing. Including optical processes and turbulent processes. Shelf edge exchange: Processes and timescales...
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...

Staff Profile - May 9, 2014

I specialise in the synthesis of model and observations to develop our understanding of shelf-sea physical and coupled physical-biological systems. Particular areas of interest include model capability and accuracy; the impact of large scale...
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...

Staff Profile - April 23, 2014

I have background in physics (M.Sc. 2006, University of Padua, Italy) and climate sciences (Ph.D. 2010, University of Bremen, Germany). Before coming to NOC I carried out research on Antarctic paleoclimate through coupled climate-ice sheet...

Staff Profile - April 15, 2014

Publications Cannaby, H., Fach, B.A., Arkin, S.A., Salihoglu, B. 2014: Climatic controls on biophysical interactions in the Black Sea under present day conditions and a potential future (A1B) climate scenario. Journal of Marine Systems.10.1016/j....

Staff Profile - April 4, 2014


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