Latest News

Posted: 10 October 2020
Ed Hill CBE

The National Oceanography Centre’s Chief Executive, Prof Ed Hill, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020 list, published today, in recognition of his services to ocean and environmental sciences.

Ed is a world-leading authority on ocean science and is...

Posted: 9 October 2020
Mooring deployment onboard RRS Discovery

On 8 October RRS Discovery sailed from Southampton to the Iceland Basin and Rockall Trough, as part of a research expedition aimed at enhancing understanding of the role of this critical part of the ocean in the climate and weather in Europe and the Arctic.

Currently a lack...

Posted: 5 October 2020

NOC scientists have joined forces with ocean experts from Europe, Brazil, South Africa, Canada and the USA to map and assess the current and future risks from climate change, natural hazards and human activities to Atlantic ecosystems.  

Funded by a €11.5M grant from the...

Posted: 28 September 2020

Registration is now open for the National Oceanography Centre’s Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS) 2020, which will be held as a virtual event for the first time from 10–12 November.

MATS 2020 will still feature a packed...

Posted: 25 September 2020
RRS Discovery returning to her home port of Southampton

The Royal Research Ships James Cook and Discovery are cautiously resuming scientific research expeditions following the...

Posted: 18 September 2020

This week, scientists from the NOC attended the annual ICOS Science Conference, which brought together over 1000 researchers working to measure greenhouse gas emissions across Europe.

In one...

Posted: 18 September 2020

New research provides the first clear observational evidence of how salinity is linked between the Arctic and the North Atlantic.

NOC scientist and lead author, Dr Cristian Florindo-Lopez, said “Ocean salinity plays an important role in regional climate by influencing the...

Posted: 17 September 2020
Kevin Horsburgh, Ed Hill, Angela Hibbert and Amanda Solloway outside the NOC in Liverpool

Yesterday we welcomed Amanda Solloway, Minster for Science, Research and Innovation, to our Liverpool office, which is home to advanced engineering labs, world-class ocean modelling, and the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC).

Presenting information on a...

Posted: 16 September 2020
Image from @TheNMMC on Twitter HRH The Princess Royal with NOCs Ed HIll and Tammy Horton in the monsters of the deep exhibition

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, undertook an official visit to National Maritime Museum Cornwall on Wednesday to celebrate the most ambitious exhibition in the Museum’s history, Monsters of the Deep: Science...

Posted: 15 September 2020
RRS <em>James Cook</em> at a snowy mooring in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

An ambitious scoping project, led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), has launched today to investigate how to move towards low or zero-carbon oceanographic research.

The aim of the NZOC (Net Zero Oceanographic Capability) project is to bring together the marine...