We make sense of the changing seas, on which future human prosperity and wellbeing depend

Vision, Mission, Goals and Values

NOC is supporting COP27

The UN’s annual climate change summit has opened with hosts Egypt calling on countries to move from “pledges to an era of implementation”.

For the first time, this year’s COP will have a dedicated ocean pavilion designed to raise awareness of the importance of our ocean and its primary role in climate.

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Into the Blue Podcast

Into the Blue, a new podcast produced by the National Oceanography Centre, will dive deeper into a variety of hot topics relating to oceanography with a diverse selection of scientists who are all helping to enhance our knowledge of the ocean.

Watch or listen to the podcasts

A gift allows you to have a direct impact on world leading ocean research and innovation

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Our enduring mission is to ‘Make Sense of Changing Seas’

The National Oceanography Centre, existing in its various forms for over six decades, is the UK’s leading ocean science charity, employing over 600 staff. It is one of the few research organisations globally that has the equipment and expertise to operate at full ocean depth.

We make sense of the changing seas, on which future human prosperity and wellbeing depend.

NOC Annual Report and Finances 2020–2021

This is our second annual report, but this last year has been anything but routine. The new NOC is taking shape, with strong governance established and new funding streams being developed. The charity is stable and well, despite the challenges of COVID-19.

View the NOC Annual Report and Finances 2020–2021

The NOC provides Facilities to the UK Marine Research Community

Advances in ocean science depend on measurements in the ocean. Satellite observations provide data for the surface layer of the ocean. To penetrate beyond the surface, scientists rely on in situ physical measurements from a range of platforms, including research ships, ocean observatories, moorings, and autonomous underwater and surface vehicles.

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World-leading innovative Science and Technology underpinning the Ocean Economy

The National Oceanography Centre is in a unique position of having world-leading multi-disciplinary scientific and technical expertise which can help unlock the economic and societal potential of the ocean across a range of industry sectors.

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