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UK elected onto IOC-UNESCO Executive Council

At the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s (IOC-UNESCO) 30th Assembly in Paris the UK, represented by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), was elected onto the IOC Executive Council.

Honorary Professorial Fellowships for Eminent NOC Scientists

Dr Penny Holliday and Dr Christine Gommenginger

Two NOC scientists, Dr Penny Holliday and Dr Christine Gommenginger, were awarded the title of Honorary Professorial Fellow from the University of Southampton for their personal achievements and contributions to the Research agenda of the University.

NOC scientists set sail to investigate human impacts in the open ocean

On Friday 21 June the RRS Discovery departed Southampton for this year’s annual research expedition to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain sustained ocean observatory (PAP-SO) in the northeast Atlantic.

Ambitious new research programme aims to assess the health of deep Atlantic ecosystems

Autosub 6000

The NOC is part of a team of marine scientists from countries bordering the north and south Atlantic Ocean, assessing the health of deep sea ecosystems. They will determine the resilience of both the animals that live there and their habitats, to threats such as temperature rise, pollution and human activities.

Autosub Long Range’s 2017 debut outing provides new insight into causes of the warming ocean abyss

ALR being recovered in the South Atlantic

The first mission involving the NOC-developed autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range (ALR, known around the world as Boaty McBoatface) has for the first time shed light on a key process linking increasing Antarctic winds to rising sea temperatures.

‘The Ocean we need’ – Europe’s leading Ocean experts launch advice for governments

Navigating The Future V

Leading ocean experts, including from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), have launched a new publication, titled Navigating the Future V (NFV), which will provide European governments with robust, independent scientific advice and expert opinion on future seas and ocean research to 2030 and beyond.

D-day – The starting point for modern UK oceanography

Allied troops landing on the beaches

Prior to the landings on 6 June 1944 on the Normandy beaches, a small research group was formed in the Admiralty Research Laboratory at Teddington in Middlesex.

NOC works with Microsoft to develop AI as a tool for oceanography

The NOC has received a Microsoft AI for Earth grant to predict wave sea states in the North Atlantic by using deep learning.

AI for Earth is a Microsoft programme offering cloud and AI computing resources, training and grants to researchers across the world, who are trying to create a more sustainable future.

The National Oceanography Centre and the University of Belize sign MoU

UB’s President Professor Emeritus Clement Sankat and the NOC's Stacey Felgate at the signing

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and University of Belize (UB) formalised their relationship by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 30 May 2019.

Deep-Sea Taxonomy progresses under pressure

Deep-Sea Taxonomy progresses under pressure