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We share the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS) with the University of Southampton. If you cannot find who you are looking for, it may be because they work for our collaborative partner, Ocean and Earth Science at the University of Southampton. Please check the Ocean and Earth Science website.

Centre Directors

Associate Directors

Science and Technology

Ocean BioGeosciences

Prof. Daniel Jones
Group Head
Dr ir. Veerle Huvenne
Associate Head

National Marine Facilities

Logistics Technical Group

Tania Morton-Atwill
Group Head

Programme Management

Research Ship Operations

Guy Dale-Smith
Group Head

Strategic Projects

Colin Day
Group Head

Digital Ocean

British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility



Jo Thompson
Group Head


Peter Ryde
Group Head


Group Head


Holly Evans
Group Head

Corporate and Business Support

Funding Assurance & Corporate Responsibility

Stephanie Walsh
Group Head

Legal and Governance

Head of Legal and Governance

Project Management

Dr Kristian Thaller
Group Head

Strategic Business Development and Innovation

Strategic Business Development

Huw Gullick
Associate Director Strategic Business Development

Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

Mark Hamson
Innovation Centre Manager

Marine Information Products and Services

Layton Quinton
Group Head