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Changes in ocean circulation cause largest freshening event in NE Atlantic in 120 years

A change in the routing of fresh water coming from the Arctic has led to a remarkable reduction in salinity in the North Atlantic Ocean west of the UK, according to research published this week in Nature Communications.

Measure once, use many times – MEDIN Business Plan Released

The Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) has published a new business plan for 2019–2024.

MEDIN’s vision is that all UK marine data is findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable (FAIR), to increase the understanding of our marine environment and support the sustainable development of the blue economy.

Research expedition assesses the continued ability of the North Atlantic to mitigate global heating

On 19 January an international research expedition led by scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will be sailing from Fort Lauderdale in the USA to conduct a high precision scientific survey along 24.5°N of the North Atlantic.

Marine Climate Change Impacts: Report Card 2020

MCCIP Report Card 2020

NOC research forms part of a report on marine climate change impacts released today. This report summarises the latest evidence from 26 topics regarding the physical, ecological, and social and economic impacts of climate change on UK coasts and seas.

New Antarctic crustacean species described after 82 years

A spectacular new species of Antarctic deep-sea crustacean armed with spines, large claws and the raptorial mouthparts of a predator, has been described by National Oceanography Centre (NOC) taxonomists.

Prof Penny Holliday receives SUT Oceanography Award

Penny Holliday (left) presented SUT Oceanography Award, photo from Society for Underwater Technology

The NOC’s Professor Penny Holliday, Associate Head of Marine Physics and Ocean Climate, was honoured at last night’s Society for Underwater Technology AGM receiving the SUT Oceanography Award.

New International Project on Effective Ocean Observation

The NOC joined an international consortium of 55 partners this week at the inaugural meeting for the new EuroSea project. The 12.6 million Euro, EU funded project, aims to significantly improve ocean observation in Europe and beyond.

Early career fellowships awarded for Atlantic Ocean research

A major NOC-led research programme, focused on the Atlantic Ocean, has awarded four fellowships to support early career researcher development.

These fellowships will also help address key knowledge gaps in Atlantic Ocean variability and climate regulation, as well as assessing how the Atlantic will change in response to human activity.

Scientists spend Christmas in the Southern Ocean for climate research

On Monday 2 December, National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists, engineers and crew will embark on a research expedition that will see them spend Christmas and New Year sailing through remote waters in the Southern Ocean on board RRS Discovery.

Record breaking year for the NOC’s marine technology showcase

Last week, NOC hosted the Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2019 (MATS2019) in Southampton, which was the fifth annual event focusing on the present and future of marine autonomous technology.

MATS2019 was our biggest and best showcase to date, with a record number of attendees, presenters and industry exhibitors, all packed into our giant dockside marquee.