science and technology

NOC works with Zanzibar partners to identify monsoon-driven eddies in the Pemba Channel

Top: Testing the drifter buoyancy ahead of release. Bottom: IMS and Pemba Fisheries personnel deploy the first of the drifters

National Oceanography Centre scientists, Dr Matthew Palmer and Dr Gaby Mayorga-Adame, last month joined partners from the Zanzibar Institute for Marine Sciences (IMS) to undertake a drifter experiment as part of the GCRF-funded SOLS

International scientific challenges to be addressed in Winchester

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.

Biological insights to help protect coastlines

 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 National Oceanography Centre (NOC) alongside nine partner organisations.

£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.

First public demonstration of virtual robot-subs exploring a virtual ocean

Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

The first opportunity for the public to view a live demonstration of world-leading technology that enables a fleet of robotic-subs to work together to measure the ocean’s properties, will take place at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) this Wednesday.

AXA and NOC collaborate on European weather extremes

Floods

Last week AXA insurance showcased a project led by Dr Aurélie Duchez from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in collaboration with the UK Met Office, which aims to investigate the role of the ocean on European weather extremes.

NOC to be part of ambitious multi-centre research programmes

The ocean

The NOC is to be part of four highly ambitious research programmes, commissioned by the Natural Environmental Research Council that will see its research centres working closely together to tackle major scientific and societal challenges.

First industry code of conduct for marine autonomous surface vehicles

An autonomous surface vehicle

With the help of the NOC, the UK Marine Industries Alliance has launched an industry Code of Conduct in respect of surface Maritime Autonomous Systems.

The aim of the Code is to establish pan industry agreement on aspects of marine autonomous systems development, design, production and operation in advance of and alongside the establishment of governing regulations.

G7 meet at NOC

Reception at the SeaCiity museum

New project investigates the global warming hiatus

The ocean

To investigate why the global warming trend varies from decade to decade, scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will work alongside those from nine other research organisations as part of a major new multidisciplinary research project.