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Posted: 29 November 2021

Aligned to its established corporate values and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has launched its first ever Sustainability and Social Responsibility (SSR) Strategy. With a reputation as the UK’s leading charity for innovative ocean research and...

Posted: 19 November 2021
Martin Bosher handing over the framed print of the HMS Challenger to Professor Ed Hill at the NOC

A framed print of a previously unknown detailed watercolour painting of the famous ship, HMS Challenger by George Cochrane Kerr in c1890, was presented to the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton today (Friday 19 November).

The painting was made based on...

Posted: 16 November 2021

This year, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its first Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) mission.

Over the last quarter of a century, the NOC’s underwater robots have been at the centre of countless missions across the world in...

Posted: 12 November 2021

Exploration and potential future exploitation of marine minerals is an emerging field to ensure future access to raw materials for low carbon industries.

It attracts high-technology, autonomous, low-impact, and remotely-operated solutions that allow for environmentally...

Posted: 10 November 2021

Leading charity, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), is calling on individuals and businesses to protect the future of the ocean by joining its newly launched, Ocean Alliance.

The funding programme will be an essential resource for global ocean research and vital...

Posted: 9 November 2021

Engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have returned to Loch Ness in Scotland for the latest trials of new, state-of-the-art robot submarines that will be a central part of the future net zero oceanographic research infrastructure.

The trials, which are the...

Posted: 5 November 2021

World Tsunami Awareness Day is observed annually across the globe on 5 November. Dr Angela Hibbert, Head of Sea Level and Ocean Climate at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) explains the origins of this important day.

“World Tsunami Awareness Day has been observed...

Posted: 5 November 2021
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Weather Rescue at Sea, a Zooniverse based citizen science project to digitise weather observations taken across the oceans in the 1860s is now live!

Weather Rescue at Sea, developed by Prof Ed...

Posted: 4 November 2021

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) this week announced keynote speakers for this year’s Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS) 2021, which will be held as a hybrid event for the first time on 9–11 November.

MATS has grown over the last six years to become a key...

Posted: 3 November 2021
Ocean and Climate: we use global-scale modelling at the National Oceanography Centre to understand how storage and transport of heat by the oceans will influence climate change.

The UK’s leading climate science organisations are joining forces to develop a new national alliance focused on climate solutions for society. Seven Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) supported centres and the Met Office will work together as the new UK National Climate...