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Posted: 5 March 2021
Ocean Business 2021 logo "The hands on ocean technology exhibition and training forum"

The organisers of Ocean Business have announced the event has been rescheduled from July to October 2021. The ocean technology exhibition and training forum will be deferred to the new dates of 12-14 October 2021 at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), in Southampton UK. 

The decision...

Posted: 1 March 2021
A ‘big red prawn’ formally known as Cerataspis monstrosus – but can you be sure just from a photograph?

Scientists have created a set of unique guidelines for image-based species identification to improve biodiversity data collection. Led by Dr Tammy Horton at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), the new guide provides rules for the use of open nomenclature signs in image-based...

Posted: 18 February 2021
Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase promotional image

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is calling for abstract submissions for this year’s Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS 2021) which is scheduled to take place from 9–11 November.

Last year’s event was the first to be held completely online as a result of the ongoing...

Posted: 17 February 2021
Glider deployed from the RRS James Cook

New images released today show the UK’s National Oceanography Centre launching a robotic underwater glider from the RRS James Cook. The first images released of the glider launch mark the start of a four-month mission to investigate the massive A68a iceberg in the South Atlantic,...

Posted: 12 February 2021
A satellite image of Hurricane Humberto, west of Bermuda, U.S., September 17, 2019. Photo courtesy: NOAA/Handout via Reuters

New research shows that hurricane intensity in the subtropical Atlantic around Bermuda has more than doubled over the last 60 years due to rising ocean temperatures in the region.

Hurricanes intensify by extracting energy from the warm ocean surface via air-sea heat fluxes, so a warmer...

Posted: 5 February 2021
Front cover of MSCC The Ocean in a Changing Climate statement

The UK Marine Science Co-ordination Committee (MSCC), of which the NOC is a member, has this week highlighted the importance of the ocean and climate change through the issue of a joint...

Posted: 2 February 2021
 RRS James Cook

The ship's crew and NOC researchers on board RRS James Cook were joined by scientists from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) this week as their quarantine ended ahead of the...

Posted: 22 January 2021
John Siddorn, NOC Associate Director of Digital Ocean

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is a global leader in ocean understanding and has now committed to making sense of the seas through its digital expertise, sharing intelligence with others on how...

Posted: 21 January 2021
Delivering impact to the next generation at Winchester Science Centre Big Bang Event (February 2020). [cc] Scientists pointing and describing colourful models of the ocean, as they spin and move on a 3D globe, to a busy room of school children.

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has been hailed as making ‘a vital contribution to the UK’s leading position in environmental science’ in a recent independent evaluation of its work.

In a report released this...

Posted: 21 January 2021
In the present-day, the cold-water coral reefs of the Mediterranean are mainly formed by the species Madrepora oculata and partly Desmophyllum pertusum / Cabliers reef - SHAKE Cruise.

A new study from the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC, Spain) and the National Oceanography Centre...