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NOC contributes to report showing climate change is exerting increasing influence on UK climate

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) contributed to the sea-level section of the latest report covering the climate of the UK.

Highly varied deep-sea ecosystems discovered in the Pacific

New research led by National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists reveals an unexpectedly complex ecosystem in an area of the Pacific targeted for deep-sea nodule mining, the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ).

Major exhibition opens with NOC specimens and Boaty McBoatface

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth today opens its major new exhibition ‘MONSTERS OF THE DEEP: Science Fact and Fiction’.

Arctic melt-water leads to enhanced storms

Freshwater in the ocean leads to extreme cold patches in the North Atlantic, which has major implications for weather over the surrounding land-masses.

MATS 2020 to be held as a virtual conference

MATS 2020

This year’s Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS 2020) will be held as a virtual event, the delivery committee has announced.

NOC Launches Ambitious 5-Year Strategy


Late last year the National Oceanography Centre celebrated becoming an independent organisation. Leaders of our own destiny, with greater freedom to pursue our goals to understand the impact of the ocean on all life on Earth.

National Marine Facilities Technology Road Map published

The National Marine Facilities Technology Road Map

SNAP-DRAGON project funded to study the changing subpolar North Atlantic Ocean

Funding has been announced for a major project aimed at improving understanding of an ocean region important for climate predictability.

New genus of giant single-celled organism found on Pacific seafloor named after Moana

An in-situ image of <span style="font-style: normal">Moanammina</span> from Jennifer Durden and Craig Smith as part of the DeepCCZ Project

Two new genera and four new species of giant, single-celled xenophyophores (protozoans belonging to a group called the foraminifera) were discovered in the deep Pacific Ocean during a joint project between scientists at the National Oceanography Centre, UK (NOC), the University of Hawai’i, and the University of Geneva.

Fast-moving waterfalls in the deep sea

Upper Channel 3D Perspective

New research led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has discovered how fast-moving waterfalls under the sea control the shape and behaviour of submarine channels.