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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.