instruments and sensors

NOC sensors reveal that melting ice sheets release tons of methane into the atmosphere

Ice

Results of a recent paper published in Nature reveal that ice sheets overlying extensive wetlands can release tons of methane to the atmosphere through subglacial rivers.

New carbon dioxide detector developed for unmanned ocean vessels

Autonaut in rough seas

Carbon dioxide in remote parts of the world’s oceans will be measured by a new instrument being developed by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

NOC calls for commercial partner to exploit sensor technologies

Working on sensors

The National Oceanography Centre is seeking commercial partners to exploit its state-of-the art platform technology incorporating lab-on-chip microfluidic techniques.

NOC takes innovative ocean sensor to the world stage

Martin Arundell with the sensor

A team of scientists and engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is heading to the USA to take part in a high-profile international competition to develop pH sensors to measure changes in the acidity of the ocean.

TWIPS – Sonar inspired by dolphins

Tim Leighton with dolphin

Scientists at the University of Southampton have developed a new kind of underwater sonar device that can detect objects through bubble clouds that would effectively blind standard sonar.