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).
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.