University Partners

University Partners

The NOC is co-located with two of the UK’s highest rated universities. This unique relationship creates a highly stimulating collaborative research community with shared facilities, close day-to-day interaction between NOC and university researchers and a world-class postgraduate training environment.

Ocean and Earth Science at the University of Southampton shares the waterside building with the NOC in Southampton, and is the base for around 390 students and researchers. 

The NOC in Liverpool is based within the Campus of the University of Liverpool close to its Earth Science faculty. The strategic partnership between the National Oceanography Centre and the University of Liverpool brought about in the creation of the Liverpool Institute for Sustainable Coasts and Oceans (LISCO), which also includes Liverpool John Moores University.

Establishing the Liverpool Institute for Sustainable Coasts and OceansLISCO is a collaborative venture that brings together marine scientists, social scientists, engineers and economists to meet the challenges of a changing ocean and a changing coastal population. It provides improved connectivity between experts across different fields conducting world-class research to deliver sustainable management of the coast and our coastal seas, particularly in response to our changing climate.