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Posted: 31 July 2020
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) contributed to the sea-level section of the latest report covering the climate of the UK. The sixth report in the State of the UK Climate series confirms that 2019 was the 12th warmest year in a series from 1884, and that the most recent decade (2010-... Read more
Posted: 30 July 2020
New research led by National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists reveals an unexpectedly complex ecosystem in an area of the Pacific targeted for deep-sea nodule mining, the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ). The study, recently published in Progress in Oceanography, shows substantial... Read more
Posted: 27 July 2020
The National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth today opens its major new exhibition ‘MONSTERS OF THE DEEP: Science Fact and Fiction’. The exhibition, which was due to open in March, features over 500 samples from the NOC Discovery Collections (containing many thousands of specimens), 13... Read more
Posted: 27 July 2020
Freshwater in the ocean leads to extreme cold patches in the North Atlantic, which has major implications for weather over the surrounding land-masses. This is according to National Oceanography Centre (NOC) led research published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Letters this week... Read more
Posted: 24 July 2020
MATS 2020 This year’s Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS 2020) will be held as a virtual event, the delivery committee has announced. In the light of the ongoing challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has taken the decision to deliver the... Read more
Posted: 21 July 2020
NOC STRATEGY 2020 Late last year the National Oceanography Centre celebrated becoming an independent organisation. Leaders of our own destiny, with greater freedom to pursue our goals to understand the impact of the ocean on all life on Earth. Whilst we are now future-focused, we sit on strong 70-year-old... Read more
Posted: 29 June 2020
The National Marine Facilities Technology Road Map The National Oceanography Centre has this week published the National Marine Facilities (NMF) Technology Roadmap 2020–-21, which outlines current capabilities, and looks to the future of oceanographic science and the technology that will take us there. The NMF Technology Road Map... Read more
Posted: 29 June 2020
Funding has been announced for a major project aimed at improving understanding of an ocean region important for climate predictability. The SNAP-DRAGON project will see NOC scientists work alongside colleagues from Oxford, Southampton, Reading, Liverpool, Oban, and the US, to study the... Read more
Posted: 24 June 2020
An in-situ image of <span style="font-style: normal">Moanammina</span> from Jennifer Durden and Craig Smith as part of the DeepCCZ Project Two new genera and four new species of giant, single-celled xenophyophores (protozoans belonging to a group called the foraminifera) were discovered in the deep Pacific Ocean during a joint project between scientists at the National Oceanography Centre, UK (NOC), the University of Hawai’i, and... Read more
Posted: 18 June 2020
Upper Channel 3D Perspective New research led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has discovered how fast-moving waterfalls under the sea control the shape and behaviour of submarine channels. These underwater channels are the offshore equivalents of rivers, but can be much larger. Submarine channels can extend... Read more