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Dense Antarctic water returning to the Atlantic

The supply of dense Antarctic water from the bottom of the ocean to the Atlantic has declined in recent years. However, a new study explains for the first time how this has stabilised since 2014, and slightly recovered. This is due to the variability in upstream dense waters, and has implications for the global climate.

Research expedition will assess the recovery of Scottish coral reef

A healthy cold water coral mount

On Friday 6 September a team of scientists and engineers, led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and University of Southampton, will set sail to revisit a deep, cold-water coral reef area 16 years after it was named a Marine Protected Area, to look for evidence the coral is regenerating.

Registration opens for the NOC’s Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2019

Registration is now open for the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS) 2019, which will take place from 12–14 November at the NOC’s waterfront site in Southampton.

NOC project is shortlisted for the 2019 Newton Prize

A collaborative project between the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), the University of Liverpool, the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and Sun Yat-sen University in China, has been shortlisted for the Newton Prize 2019.

Climate change will alter waves along half the world’s coast

Image from Dan Grinwis

New research finds that a warming planet will also alter ocean waves along more than 50% of the world’s coastlines. This research, published in Nature Climate Change, has significant implications for coastal flooding and erosion.

Stone Age boat building site discovered underwater

The Maritime Archaeological Trust has discovered a new 8,000 year old structure next to what is believed to be the oldest boat building site in the world on the Isle of Wight.

Latest NOC Autosub completes Loch Ness trials

ALR1500 being prepared for deployment

The latest Autosub Long Range (ALR) vehicles being developed by the National Oceanography Centre have completed their first round of commissioning trials in the waters of Loch Ness, Scotland, marking a major milestone on their journey to active service.

DNA tests of UK waters could help catch invasive species early

A team of scientists from the University of Southampton, Bangor University and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have discovered several artificially introduced species in the coastal waters of southern England, using a genetic technique that could help early detection of non-native species if adopted more widely.

Global sea-level rise has been accelerating since 1960

Global sea-level rise has been accelerating since 1960

The recent acceleration in global sea-level actually started in the 1960s, around three decades earlier than previously thought.

Antarctic Krill use hotspots for spawning and nursery of their young

New research published in PLOS ONE has shown how Antarctic Krill, a key species in the Southern Ocean food web, choose different areas of the ocean at the various stages of their life cycle.