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High dependence on fish for food security revealed in the Western Indian Ocean

The usual methods of measuring dependence on fish as a food source at the national level appears to mask coastal community level dependence on fish, according to research by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

PhD centre will nurture new leaders in Earth observation

A new Centre for Satellite Data in Environmental Science (SENSE) will combine industry engagement and world-leading research facilities to train a new cohort of Earth observation leaders with the expertise and knowledge to address Earth System challenges, such as changes in global temperature and the growing strain on natural resources.

Report launched on the future of the European research vessel fleet

RRS Discovery

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has contributed to a new European Marine Board (EMB) Position Paper, launched today, which provides an overview of the current European research vessel fleet and its capabilities, and recommends ways in which it should evolve to meet future science needs.

NOC honours Sir Robert Margetts

Prof Ed Hill, Sir Robert Margetts, John Hirst

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has honoured Sir Robert Margetts CBE for his pivotal role transitioning the NOC from a NERC Research Centre to an independent charitable organisation.

The NOC’s portable marine science lab returns to Belize

Scientists and engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) were in Belize last month conducting research as part of an ongoing programme of collaborative multi-disciplinary fieldwork that aims to help understand the impacts of climate change and human activities on coastal environments.

Independence for NOC as it becomes a charity

Independence for the NOC as it becomes a charity

From 1 November 2019 the NOC operates as an independent self-governing organisation – a charitable company limited by guarantee.

Campaign to characterise the environmental sensitivity of Belizean coastal waters

Coral Reef Belize

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have begun a fieldwork campaign in Belizean coastal waters that will enhance understanding of the sensitivities of these fragile environments to the impacts of both human activities and climate change.

Registration opens for the 2019 UK Glider Community Workshop

Registration is now open for the 2019 UK Glider Community Workshop, hosted at the NOC in Southampton on 14–15 November.

Antarctic sea ice controls ocean carbon storage during glacial periods

Research expedition will study carbon in Atlantic Ocean ‘deserts’

On Sunday 13 October the RRS Discovery sailed from Southampton to Punta Arenas, in Chile, as part of the annual Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) research expedition.