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Posted: 21 March 2023
National Oceanography Centre’s Associate Director of Digital Ocean, Dr John Siddorn The Alan Turing Institute, the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence (AI), has today launched a ground-breaking Turing Research and Innovation Cluster focusing on digital twins (TRIC-DT). The National Oceanography Centre’s Associate Director of Digital Ocean, Dr John...
Posted: 20 March 2023
The crew circumnavigating the A76a iceberg onboard the RRS Discovery The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is set to manage multiple international world leading science research expeditions in 2023. Recent expeditions include the DY158 expedition which circumnavigated the A76a megaberg. The RRS Discovery and RRS James Cook provide first...
Posted: 7 March 2023
Alan Evans in the UK seat for the New York negotiations Following reports on the signing of the High Seas Treaty, NOC’s Alan Evans Member of the UK Delegation at the negotiations, gave this comment. “A critical outcome of the new Treaty is the ability to more readily realise the target of establishing 30% of the global ocean as marine...
Posted: 3 March 2023
Overtopping water about to impact the WireWall system during a trial deployment at Crosby. Coastal overtopping can cause flooding and pose a hazard to people, property and infrastructure. NOC have developed a novel coastal wave overtopping system "WireWall" that can measure the speed and volume of overtopping water on a wave-by-wave basis for the very first time. The...
Posted: 21 February 2023
A rainbow is created from the storm waves crashing against a high cliff Scientists have contributed to a new report by the UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) Key findings have been shared on ocean topics including how climate change is impacting storms/waves and sea temperature around the UK By providing evidence to policy makers we're...
Posted: 20 February 2023
SMARTEX is one of several NOC projects endorsed as a UN Ocean Decade Action, part of our commitment to the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals Learn more about this current expedition and the people on board by reading latest crew blog here The research...
Posted: 8 February 2023
Dr Michela De Dominicis in one of the coastal areas modelled in her work Our pioneering Marine Systems Modelling (MSM) scientists develop and use innovative, state-of-the-art ocean models to better understand and predict how oceans work, addressing fundamental challenges in society. We spoke to Dr Michela De Dominicis, Senior Research Scientist at NOC, about her...
Posted: 7 February 2023
Windy weather in the Southern Ocean New, open-access software developed by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) brings together ten different formulae for calculating air-sea surface exchanges into one package for the very first time. The new software makes it easier to test the impacts of choosing one formula over another on...
Posted: 2 February 2023
 Global distribution of subsea cables and landing stations analysed in the paper, based on database of Telegeography (2022). Background topography: Google Earth. Seafloor cables carry over 95% of all digital data traffic worldwide, crucial to our everyday lives. A new global study led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has revealed how climate change may increase the threats posed by natural hazards to these networks. The research provides...
Posted: 30 January 2023
Satellite image of the Pearl River Delta. A study in the Pearl River Delta in China could greatly assist in providing much needed flood defences for major cities such as Guangzhou Mangrove trees allow excellent protection, but scientists are now able to predict best location for them to provide maximum protection First study to show...
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