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Posted: 27 September 2021

Registration is now open for the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS) 2021, which will be held as a hybrid event for the first time on 9–11 November.

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Posted: 24 September 2021
Map showing iFADO miniboat participants

An exciting Educational Passages mini-boat project coordinated by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is underway at King Edwards VI School in Southampton this month, engaging students in the world of ocean exploration and key...

Posted: 23 September 2021

A community engagement programme in East Africa led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has demonstrated how marine robots have the potential to transform ocean research for developing nations, offering a viable alternative to expensive research infrastructure, such as ships...

Posted: 3 September 2021
Take part in this National Environmental Isotope Facility and British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility outreach competition to win two, fully funded days on analysis time on a project of your choice

Climate change researchers around the world are being encouraged to create videos addressing their environmental concerns and potential solutions ahead of the COP26 conference.

The call to action is part of a new competition called ‘If We Don’t Act Now’. Entrants to the...

Posted: 3 September 2021

On Friday 6 August 2021 the National Oceanography’s Microplastics Team visited the Winchester Science Centre to take part in their ‘Underwater Agents’ event, where we had the opportunity to educate children about the effects plastics have on our ocean.

Professor Richard...

Posted: 23 August 2021

The UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is working alongside eleven principal scientists, political bodies and NGOs concerned with seagrass management, on the current Recovery of Seagrass for Ocean Wealth UK project (...

Posted: 18 August 2021
Satellite image of fine-scale currents with drifting sea-ice near eastern Greenland. Image credit: NASA

A new study has discovered that the Transpolar Drift, a strong surface current in the Arctic Ocean, is more variable than was previously known. With the Arctic currently changing at unprecedented rates, this discovery...

Posted: 16 August 2021

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have contributed to The Met Office’s annual report ‘The State of UK Climate’, which revealed UK sea level has risen 16.5cm since 1901 (excluding land...

Posted: 9 August 2021
Underwater gliders deployed from RRS Discovery contributed to global research on the ocean carbon cycle. (Credit: Filipa Carvalho, as part of GOCART Project)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has today (9 August 2021) released its next report; the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).

  • Human activities have resulted in the Arctic warming at more than twice the global rate over...
Posted: 6 August 2021

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is working in partnership with a consortium of internationally renowned universities and research institutes to deliver a £5m research programme as the UK Government steps up efforts to prepare and protect against the impacts of climate change...