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Posted: 20 July 2021
Autosub6000, which will be used to map areas of the seafloor using sonar and photography

This month, scientists from the UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will join a team of marine scientists from the iAtlantic project on a month-long collaborative expedition to investigate the ecosystems and natural processes in the deep...

Posted: 6 July 2021

The G7 FSOI (Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative) held its 2021 Working Group meeting through a three-day series of virtual sessions hosted by the UK G7 Presidency from 28–30 June 2021.

Delegations from Canada, the European...

Posted: 1 July 2021
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The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has secured funding from the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), which will take robot submarine ‘Boaty McBoatface’ around end-of-life oil and gas fields.

The Autonomous Techniques for infraStructure Ecological Assessment (...

Posted: 25 June 2021

A resolution giving the go-ahead to implement the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science was adopted Thursday 24 June 2021 by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, the UN body responsible for ocean science and services.

It is hoped, the period 2030 will...

Posted: 21 June 2021

A recent publication following a workshop led by The Royal Society has announced four key strategic research priorities for the UK, as part an international effort towards the goals of the UN Ocean Decade...

Posted: 16 June 2021

The European Marine Board (EMB) has today launched its policy briefing: Sustaining in situ Ocean Observations in the Age of the Digital Ocean which highlights the critical needs and benefits of a fit-for-purpose business and funding model for systematic, sustained ocean...

Posted: 14 June 2021
Algae bloom in Baltic Sea, July 2019 Copernicus Sentinel-2 Credits: ESA CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

The SEASTAR mission idea, led by The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), has been announced as one of four satellite concepts selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to proceed to the next stage of the Earth Explorer 11...

Posted: 11 June 2021

The UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is playing a key role in shaping the global structure and research agenda for the ocean over the next decade.

Experts from the NOC have been integral to shaping several action areas officially endorsed by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental...

Posted: 8 June 2021
Sustainable Future publication out now

The National Oceanography Centre’s Chief Executive and other NOC ocean experts at were among contributors to an issue of the journal Environmental Scientist published today (World Oceans Day, 8 June 2021) in fully open access form and dedicated to the Ocean Decade.

From...

Posted: 8 June 2021
Faculty and students maintaining the Belize River Watershed river⁠ ⁠monitoring network installed as part of CME project

Converting Central American tropical forests into agricultural land is changing the colour and composition of natural material washing into nearby rivers, making it less likely to decompose before it reaches the ocean, a new Southampton-led study has shown.

The flow of...

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