C-Enduro, which was developed by ASV within a NOC managed project
World leading Autonomous Surface Vehicle manufacturer, ASV, announced today that it will be taking space in the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre to facilitate its ongoing partnership with NOC on a number of projects. Kevin Forshaw, Associate...
Research interests My current research mainly focuses on the possible effects of the extraction of marine renewable energy on the physical environment. My work mostly involves setting up and running hydrodynamic models, both on structured (NEMO -...
Autumn storms help the ocean absorb atmospheric CO₂ and stimulate marine life by ‘stirring-up’ the nutrients that feed blooms of tiny marine plants. Anna Rumyantseva, the lead author of this research at the National Oceanography Centre...
The UK’s first investigation into the use of beach widening to reduce coastal flooding and erosion is being led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in partnership with the University of Liverpool. Dr Jenny Brown, who is leading this...
Colne Rising guided walk
The National Oceanography Centre has lent its expertise to the creation of a fictitious story where rising sea levels due to climate change, and the equinox brings a massive flood to one of the highest areas of the country. ‘Colne Rising...
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) welcomes the inclusion of ocean science in four topics identified by G7 science ministers for further cooperation. https://www.bmbf.de/files/English_version.pdf Professor Ed Hill, Executive Director of the NOC...
I am currently working on applying an inverse model to the problem of diagnosing circulation and mixing in the subpolar North Atlantic, My work contributes to the Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program (OSNAP). My PhD research was on...

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