Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

International Summer School on Global Greenhouse Gases

UK commitment to international science on greenhouse gasses

PAP site Met Office buoy

The UK has become the newest member of an international consortium supporting science on greenhouse gasses, through long-term research infrastructure.

£10m investment into autonomous systems

RRS Discovery with some of NOC’s autonomous vehicles in the foreground

The Natural Environment Research Council announced today that it will invest £15m in Marine Autonomous Systems (MAS) and sensors over a five-year development programme.

NERC continues to consider charitable status for NOC

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has affirmed its decision to proceed to the next stage of a process considering changes in the ownership and governance of the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

NERC made this decision at its most recent Council meeting in mid-July.

NERC Council considers charitable status for National Oceanography Centre

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has agreed to proceed to the next stage of a process considering changes in the ownership and governance of the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

Tracking an iceberg as big as Manhattan

Aerial shot of the Pine Island Glacier (credit: Angelika Humbert, Alfred Wegener Institute)

A University of Southampton researcher based at the National Oceanography Centre is helping to track an iceberg the size of Manhattan, which has recently broken off of a glacier in Antarctica and could threaten shipping lanes in the Southern Ocean.

NOC’s research evaluated as world class

Research carried out by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre is “world class”.

That is the verdict of an independent panel of experts in a detailed evaluation exercise, the results of which are published today. It further underlines NOC’s reputation as an internationally, front-ranked oceanographic research institute.