The NOC has contributed to a new report titled ‘Maximising the Marine Economy in the Highlands and Islands’ (MAXiMAR).
The Highlands and Islands has enormous potential in developing the marine economy according to the new study which focuses on supporting the growth of aquaculture, energy and marine biotechnology, which are the most highly innovative sectors.
State-of-the-art ocean robots are currently profiling waters off South Africa to collect data that supports a UK-Africa partnership aimed at improving understanding of how regional fisheries are sustained.
Key areas of the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and the Pacific should be designated protected areas in order to safeguard vulnerable coastal communities’ livelihoods, new research published this week reveals.
Large krill swarms in the Southern Ocean could help remove additional carbon from the atmosphere, in a way that is currently ‘hidden’ in global models. The new findings were recently published in Nature Communications by scientists from the NOC and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).
A new whole Earth system computer model developed in the UK has just been launched.
By providing a representation of the planet that draws on all environmental science disciplines, this model will help researchers make better forecasts of environmental change, such as the impact of climate change on marine life.
Climate change is causing significant changes to tiny marine plants in the world’s oceans. A new study, led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in collaboration with NOC scientists, predicts that over the coming decades these changes will affect the ocean’s colour, intensifying the blue and green regions.