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Microplastics accumulate in hotspots for deep-sea life

This diagram shows the likely sources, pathways and accumulation points for microplastics in the ocean.

Research published earlier in the week reveals that microplastics often accumulate on the deep sea floor in the same place as diverse and dense marine life communities.

World first experiment will provide confidence in sub-seabed carbon dioxide storage

This week the RRS James Cook set sail to embark on a world-first experiment to develop methods for detecting and monitoring leaks of carbon dioxide (CO2) from sub-seabed reservoirs, however unlikely they are to occur.

NOC contributes to Declaration on Ocean Observations

Following its 20th Annual Meeting, held in Mindelo, Cabo Verde, in January 2019, the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO), of which the NOC is a member, has issued the Cabo Verde Declaration on O

Lessons learnt from the drift analysis of MH370 debris

Research published this week provides insights on the most probable crash site for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, as well as revealing new strategies for tracking movements of objects at sea.

Overseas academic training supports Belize scientists studying the aquatic environment

Two University of Belize scientists have recently completed an intensive two-week programme of training in the UK, to enhance the capability of the University of Belize to study the aquatic environment.

New automated quality-control method for historic tide-gauge data

NOC scientists at EGU

This week at the European Geophysical Union (EGU) conference, NOC scientists presented a new automated process of quality control for high-frequency tide gauge data.

This process could greatly improve the data available for scientists researching high frequency sea-level variations, such as wind waves and tsunamis.

Celebrating 70 years of national marine science

On 1 April 1949, the UK’s National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) came into being – the present-day National Oceanography Centre can trace its roots to that momentous event.

anyTide App goes Global

anyTide App

The National Oceanography Centre’s anyTide app now includes free comprehensive tide information for over 1000 coastal points worldwid

New Chief Scientist for Community Engagement with Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems

The NOC has appointed a new Chief Scientist to lead on Science Community Engagement for National Marine Facilities – Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems (MARS), the NOC team which develops and operates autonomous systems in support of NERC’s Marine Facilities Programme.

Ocean Business 2019 – NOC seminar and workshop programme announced

Ocean Business 9–11 April

Ocean Business 2019, being hosted at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton, is just around the corner (9–11 April 2019) and promises to be one of the biggest events in the international marine sector calendar.