Shells of the same Reophax species from the Porcupine Abyssal Plain, NE Atlantic (4850 m water depth), showing differences betwe
Fossil foraminifera could be used to identify ancient ‘hilly’ environments on the ocean floor, according to research published in Marine Micropaleontology by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and The University of...
Thesis Title Simulation and Validation of Combined Waves and Tides in Complex Near-Shore Environments   Funding Body NERC Earth, Atmosphere and Oceans Doctoral Training Programme, University of Liverpool & National Oceanography Centre...
ODAS bouy being deployed
Most ocean data sets are far too short for the accurate detection of trends resulting from global climate change, according to research published today in the journal Global Change Biology.  This study, by scientists at the National...
Hydrothermal vent chimney at the Von Damm Vent site
The first discovery of a new type of hydrothermal vent system in a decade helps explain the long observed disconnect between the theoretical rate at which the Earth’s crust is cooling at seafloor spreading ridge flanks, and actual...
Christmas tree worms are a type of marine segmented worm, or polychaete worm, that lives in tropical calcareous corals. The common name 'Christmas tree worm' comes from the two large cone-shaped structures that can be seen poking out of the...
Paddy fields in the Delta
A computer model that aims to provide physical information on the Bangladesh delta to policy makers there, has received the ‘impact’ award from the national super-computing facility, ARCHER. This is the first model to link the open...
Dr David Cartwright FRS
The National Oceanography Centre is saddened to learn of the death of Dr David Cartwright FRS. David graduated in natural sciences from Cambridge University and in mathematics from London University. Researching marine physics at the National...
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...

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