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ecoSUBSs out in force for large scale trials

ecoSUBs being deployed

A team of National Oceanography Centre (NOC) engineers were in Plymouth earlier this month with colleagues from Planet Ocean to carry out large scale trials and demonstrations of a fleet of ecoSUB autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV).

Correcting historic sea surface temperature measurements reveals a simpler pattern of ocean warming

NOC scientists Dr David Berry and Dr Elizabeth Kent have contributed to solving an enduring mystery in climate science – why did different oceans around the world apparently warm and cool at different rates in the early 20th century?

NOC scientists contribute to UK Environmental Prediction workshop

National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists contributed to a recent workshop of the UK Environmental Prediction (UKEP) initiative, held in Reading on 27–28 June.

The workshop featured over 50 participants drawn from the Met Office, NERC research centres, universities, consultancies and UK Government end-users.

UK elected onto IOC-UNESCO Executive Council

At the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s (IOC-UNESCO) 30th Assembly in Paris the UK, represented by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), was elected onto the IOC Executive Council.

Honorary Professorial Fellowships for Eminent NOC Scientists

Dr Penny Holliday and Dr Christine Gommenginger

Two NOC scientists, Dr Penny Holliday and Dr Christine Gommenginger, were awarded the title of Honorary Professorial Fellow from the University of Southampton for their personal achievements and contributions to the Research agenda of the University.

NOC scientists set sail to investigate human impacts in the open ocean

On Friday 21 June the RRS Discovery departed Southampton for this year’s annual research expedition to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain sustained ocean observatory (PAP-SO) in the northeast Atlantic.

Ambitious new research programme aims to assess the health of deep Atlantic ecosystems

Autosub 6000

The NOC is part of a team of marine scientists from countries bordering the north and south Atlantic Ocean, assessing the health of deep sea ecosystems. They will determine the resilience of both the animals that live there and their habitats, to threats such as temperature rise, pollution and human activities.

Autosub Long Range’s 2017 debut outing provides new insight into causes of the warming ocean abyss

ALR being recovered in the South Atlantic

The first mission involving the NOC-developed autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range (ALR, known around the world as Boaty McBoatface) has for the first time shed light on a key process linking increasing Antarctic winds to rising sea temperatures.

‘The Ocean we need’ – Europe’s leading Ocean experts launch advice for governments

Navigating The Future V

Leading ocean experts, including from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), have launched a new publication, titled Navigating the Future V (NFV), which will provide European governments with robust, independent scientific advice and expert opinion on future seas and ocean research to 2030 and beyond.

D-day – The starting point for modern UK oceanography

Allied troops landing on the beaches

Prior to the landings on 6 June 1944 on the Normandy beaches, a small research group was formed in the Admiralty Research Laboratory at Teddington in Middlesex.

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