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NOC Chief Executive Prof Ed Hill receives CBE

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.

RRS Discovery sails to the Iceland basin to answer questions about the severity of UK winters

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.

International, Horizon 2020 project, “Mission Atlantic” launched to map and assess sustainable development of the Atlantic Ocean

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.  

Registration open and keynotes announced for MATS 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.

Royal Research Ships resume scientific operations

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 suspension of the Marine Facilities Programme earlier in the year due to Covid-19.

The role of land-ocean carbon export in emitting greenhouse gasses highlighted

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.

Insights into the Arctic source of freshwater in the North Atlantic

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

Ministerial visit to Liverpool

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).

Royal seal of approval for monsters exhibition

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 Fact and Fiction.

Marine community scopes out zero-carbon future for ocean research

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.