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Strong NOC presence at major international Earth Observation symposium

Dr Christine Gommenginger delivers keynote address

National Oceanography Centre Satellite Oceanography was out in force last week at the European Space Agency’s Living Planet Symposium in Milan, Italy.

New method of monitoring marine conservation zones using robot-subs

Photographic survey by autonomous underwater vehicle

In an article published recently in Conservation Biology, National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists demonstrate that seafloor photographic surveys by robot-subs can offer a practical solution to the growing need to monitor biodiversity over a range of habitats within marine protected areas (MPAs).

NOC Awards First Honorary Fellowship

Ed Hill and Peter Liss

The National Oceanography Centre has awarded its first Honorary Fellowship, the highest honour that the National Oceanography Centre can bestow, to Peter Liss, CBE, FRS, Emeritus Professor at the University of East Anglia.

Minister delivers address at NOC Association Meeting

Ed Hill and Thérèse Coffey MP

Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs presented at the annual meeting of the NOC Association this week.

Call for abstracts opens for the Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase 2019

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is calling for abstract submissions for the 2019 Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS).

Latest Autosub Long Range makes the right moves during Portland Harbour trials

The latest Autosub Long Range (ALR) vehicle being developed by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has successfully completed its first live trials in the waters of Portland Harbour in Dorset.

Celebrating 50 years of the British Oceanographic Data Centre 

Bidston Observatory, Wirral. The home of BODC from 1975 to 2004

Today, the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) celebrates its 50th anniversary with an international meeting looking at the “Past, present and future: successes and challenges in managing marine data”.

New project to improve understanding of climate variability and change

A major new project has been announced that aims to more accurately estimate how the global climate has changed over the industrial era, as well as shedding more light on the causes of natural climate variations.

Microplastics accumulate in hotspots for deep-sea life

This diagram shows the likely sources, pathways and accumulation points for microplastics in the ocean.

Research published earlier in the week reveals that microplastics often accumulate on the deep sea floor in the same place as diverse and dense marine life communities.

World first experiment will provide confidence in sub-seabed carbon dioxide storage

This week the RRS James Cook set sail to embark on a world-first experiment to develop methods for detecting and monitoring leaks of carbon dioxide (CO2) from sub-seabed reservoirs, however unlikely they are to occur.