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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

Chief Executive
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Director of Data, Science and Technology & Chief Scientist

Associate Directors

Digital Ocean
Corporate and Business Support
Science and Technology
National Marine Facilities
NOC Innovations
National Capability Science

Science and Technology

Ocean BioGeosciences

Prof. Angus Best
Group Head
Dr Daniel Jones
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



Peter Ryde
Group Head


David Boot
Group Head


Group Head

Corporate and Business Support

Legal and Governance

Rachel Power
Head of Legal and Governance

Strategic Business Development and Innovation

Strategic Business Development

Huw Gullick
Head of Strategic Business Development and Innovation

Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

Mark Hamson
Innovation Centre Manager

Marine Information Products and Services

Layton Quinton
Group Head