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Bournemouth in the heatwave of 2012
A new link between the development of heat waves over Central and Western Europe and temperatures in the North Atlantic has been discovered by scientists from the National Oceanography Centre and the University of Southampton. This finding may be...
Background:  Medical Engineering and Maritime Engineering Science, Research in Kite dynamics. Specialism: Aerodnamics, Hydrodynamcs, Composite Engineerng, Kite modelling and dynamics, Matlab, Sensor development with microfluidics,...
Carribean sea
National Oceanography Centre scientists have discovered the Caribbean Sea works like a whistle. This finding will enable scientists to predict some sea level changes many months in advance, and may be an important factor in regulating how the Gulf...
Allison Schaap is a research engineer in the Ocean Technology and Engineering Group at NOC.  Her primary research interest is the engineering of devices at the micro-scale to create new technology for environmental sensing.   She received...
NOC scientists will be using global ocean models to identify the most effective way for low income countries, such as Madagascar, to adapt to climate change. For example, ocean warming model projections will help identify the future risk of...
An image of a submarine chimney structure from the University of Southampton
NOC scientists are playing a key role investigating the risks of leaks from carbon dioxide (CO2) storage reservoirs situated under the seabed. Researchers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will work with academics at the University of...
Deep, cold water coral image taken by NOC's ROV
One hundred and sixty scientists will descend on Winchester this week as part of a globally significant meeting to address the challenges in submarine habitat mapping. The meeting, called GeoHab, is being held in Winchester Guildhall between...
 Minsmere, one of the case study locations
The first project to investigate the role of biological processes on the future evolution of the UK coastline is expected to produce valuable insights that will shape coastal protection policy. This project, called BLUE-coast, is led by the...

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