Research from the NOC and the University of Southampton have provided robust evidence that wet regions of the earth are getting wetter and dry regions are getting drier, but it is happening at a slower rate than previously thought.
The study, published in Scientific Reports, analysed the saltiness of the world’s oceans.
Scientists at the NOC and the University of Southampton have found that the majority of instances of coastal flooding around the United Kingdom in the last 100 years have been due to moderate storm events combined with high spring tides, rather than extreme storms.
The first robotic microsub capable of being deployed from a robotic surface vehicle was unveiled at the Marine Autonomous and Technology Annual Showcase this November, at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).
‘A Year of Autonomy’ was launched today at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). This programme of five workshops aims to address the common challenges faced by robotic systems on land, sea and air by encouraging shared learning and collaboration.
These challenges include; the development of artificial intelligence, societal acceptance and energy management.