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Posted: 27 March 2020
The DELOS project is well matched with the NOC’s deep-ocean observation programme. The first documented seasonal migrations of fish across the deep-sea floor has been revealed in research published today, involving NOC authors. NOC scientist Dr Daniel Jones, co-author of the article, said: “Learning anything about the behaviour of deep-sea fish is difficult, but thanks... Read more
Posted: 25 March 2020
MATS2020 The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is calling for abstract submissions for the 2020 Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS 2020). Building upon the success of MATS 2019, this year’s event is scheduled to take place from Tuesday 10 November to Thursday 12 November at the NOC’s... Read more
Posted: 20 March 2020
Turbidity currents transport coastal microplastics from shelf to deep-sea. National Oceanography Centre (NOC) research has revealed for the first time how submarine sediment avalanches can transport microplastics from land into the deep ocean. The study also revealed that these flows are responsible for sorting different types of microplastics – burying some, and... Read more
Posted: 20 March 2020
Carbon budget The first large-scale synthesis of the carbon budget in the shallow seas of the North West European shelf estimates that around 40% of the carbon entering the seas comes from the atmosphere and the rest comes from the land. This finding is significant because it suggests that the NW... Read more
Posted: 20 March 2020
The National Oceanography Centre is (NOC) pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Allen as Associate Director for Government International & Public Engagement. Catherine will join NOC in June and brings a huge range of experience both as a communicator and senior leader with a... Read more
Posted: 9 March 2020
On March 9 the Royal Research Ship (RRS) James Cook departed from Tenerife on an expedition to measure of one of the world’s largest system of ocean currents, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC).These measurements are used to understand the natural variability of the ocean and... Read more
Posted: 19 February 2020
New research, published in Science, shows sinking organic particles known as “marine snow” are breaking apart at high rates in the ocean. While the cause of this breakage is still unknown, it appears to have an important effect on the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere and our oceans, which... Read more
Posted: 13 February 2020
Fast moving storms can cause catastrophic coastal flood hazards on the UK’s east coast. Fast moving storms can cause catastrophic coastal flood hazards on the UK’s east coast, according to new research by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). Published in the journal Ocean Modelling, this research used computer programs to analyse the travelling speed of storm... Read more
Posted: 3 February 2020
Working with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have released new datasets that demonstrate how reflections of satellite navigation signals collected in space can be used to accurately map the extent of the sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic.... Read more
Posted: 31 January 2020
Recently published research led by the NOC is helping to inform sustainable fishing plans for the North Kenya Banks, which is viewed by the Kenyan government as the next frontier for food security of the coastal population. This research shows a relationship between the positioning of a... Read more
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