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The latest news articles are listed below.

Do deep-sea fish migrate?

The DELOS project is well matched with the NOC’s deep-ocean observation programme.

The first documented seasonal migrations of fish across the deep-sea floor has been revealed in research published today, involving NOC authors.

Call for abstracts opens for the Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase 2020


The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is calling for abstract submissions for the 2020 Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS 2020).

New insights into the transportation of microplastics across the deep seafloor

Turbidity currents transport coastal microplastics from shelf to deep-sea.

National Oceanography Centre (NOC) research has revealed for the first time how submarine sediment avalanches can transport microplastics from land into the deep ocean.

The study also revealed that these flows are responsible for sorting different types of microplastics – burying some, and moving others vast distances across the sea floor.

The importance of the North West European shelf sea in storing carbon is revealed

Carbon budget

The first large-scale synthesis of the carbon budget in the shallow seas of the North West European shelf estimates that around 40% of the carbon entering the seas comes from the atmosphere and the rest comes from the land.

NOC appoints new Associate Director for Government, International and Public Engagement

The National Oceanography Centre is (NOC) pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Allen as Associate Director for Government International & Public Engagement.

Latest RAPID research expedition begins

On March 9 the Royal Research Ship (RRS) James Cook departed from Tenerife on an expedition to measure of one of the world’s largest system of ocean currents, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC).

These measurements are used to understand the natural variability of the ocean and climate system and its impact on the weather.

Previously hidden process limits the oceans’ capacity to absorb carbon dioxide

New research, published in Science, shows sinking organic particles known as “marine snow” are breaking apart at high rates in the ocean.

Storm speed is important when assessing coastal flood hazard

Fast moving storms can cause catastrophic coastal flood hazards on the UK’s east coast.

Fast moving storms can cause catastrophic coastal flood hazards on the UK’s east coast, according to new research by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

Polar Sea Ice Detection Using Reflected GNSS Signals Demonstrated by SSTL and NOC

Working with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have released new datasets that demonstrate how reflections of satellite navigation signals collected in space can be used to accurately map the extent of the sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Research may help plan sustainable fisheries in Kenya

Recently published research led by the NOC is helping to inform sustainable fishing plans for the North Kenya Banks, which is viewed by the Kenyan government as the next frontier for food security of the coastal population.