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Posted: 3 September 2021
Take part in this National Environmental Isotope Facility and British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility outreach competition to win two, fully funded days on analysis time on a project of your choice

Climate change researchers around the world are being encouraged to create videos addressing their environmental concerns and potential solutions ahead of the COP26 conference.

The call to action is part of a new competition called ‘If We Don’t Act Now’. Entrants to the...

Posted: 3 September 2021

On Friday 6 August 2021 the National Oceanography’s Microplastics Team visited the Winchester Science Centre to take part in their ‘Underwater Agents’ event, where we had the opportunity to educate children about the effects plastics have on our ocean.

Professor Richard...

Posted: 23 August 2021

The UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is working alongside eleven principal scientists, political bodies and NGOs concerned with seagrass management, on the current Recovery of Seagrass for Ocean Wealth UK project (...

Posted: 18 August 2021
Satellite image of fine-scale currents with drifting sea-ice near eastern Greenland. Image credit: NASA

A new study has discovered that the Transpolar Drift, a strong surface current in the Arctic Ocean, is more variable than was previously known. With the Arctic currently changing at unprecedented rates, this discovery...

Posted: 16 August 2021

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have contributed to The Met Office’s annual report ‘The State of UK Climate’, which revealed UK sea level has risen 16.5cm since 1901 (excluding land...

Posted: 9 August 2021
Underwater gliders deployed from RRS Discovery contributed to global research on the ocean carbon cycle. (Credit: Filipa Carvalho, as part of GOCART Project)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has today (9 August 2021) released its next report; the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).

  • Human activities have resulted in the Arctic warming at more than twice the global rate over...
Posted: 6 August 2021

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is working in partnership with a consortium of internationally renowned universities and research institutes to deliver a £5m research programme as the UK Government steps up efforts to prepare and protect against the impacts of climate change...

Posted: 5 August 2021

This week sees the start of activities under the sixth year of the Commonwealth Marine Economies (CME) Programme.

The programme, which aims to ensure marine resources that belong to Commonwealth Small Island Developing States are better...

Posted: 4 August 2021
The NOC's first Autosub mission in July 1996

With the latest trials of the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Oceanids Programme falling on the 25th anniversary of the NOC’s first Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), we look back to that first Autosub-1 mission, and how it...

Posted: 3 August 2021

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has received £10,000 in funding from the philanthropy foundation, 10% for the Ocean as part of a new partnership.

The funding will support the NOC’s involvement in The...

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