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Posted: 12 August 2022
David Pugh doing what he enjoyed most – making temporary sea level measurements (in the Falkland Islands in 2009). Photograph by Philip Woodworth.

The National Oceanography Centre is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Emeritus Fellow, Dr David Pugh, OBE (13 July 1943 – 1 August 2022).

To celebrate his significant contributions to the global marine community, his friends and colleagues at the NOC have compiled...

Posted: 12 August 2022

A new report outlines key recommendations needed for future environmental Digital Twins if they are to fulfil their potential to be a step-change in the way we understand our evolving environment.

To realise the potential of digital twins there is the need to understand...

Posted: 11 August 2022
Example image from “Dive”, part of Walk With Us.

A brand-new free app which combines poetic audio with augmented reality visuals to connect people with the Penzance and Dawlish sea fronts, has been entered into the Soundwalk September Awards...

Posted: 10 August 2022
Jeremy Darroch

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), the global leader in ocean science and marine robotics, has appointed Jeremy Darroch, former Executive Chair of Sky as their new Chair of Board.

For 14 years, Jeremy was instrumental in leading Sky into a new era of environmental...

Posted: 10 August 2022
RRS James Cook

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have set-sail on the RRS James Cook on a collaborative expedition to the Whittard Canyon to advance knowledge of some of the richest and most complex deep-sea ecosystems on Earth.

The JC237 expedition, part of...

Posted: 3 August 2022

The Government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalising a commitment for greater engagement, cooperation and advancement in marine projects.

This important step comes after a...

Posted: 2 August 2022
A glider at sea

A brand new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the use of oxygen sensors in autonomous vehicles has been released, bringing together expert knowledge from across the glider community, to make valuable oxygen sensor data more accessible to scientists.

The production of...

Posted: 29 July 2022
Ocean: Exploring the Marine World

A brand new richly illustrated celebration of the world’s oceans and seas, developed in consultation with an international panel of experts including the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Dr Tammy Horton, is now available for pre-order.

Ocean: Exploring the Marine World...

Posted: 29 July 2022
Dr Maaten Furlong

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), one of the world’s top ocean science organisations for research and innovation, has appointed a global expert in autonomous and robotics development to lead the UK’s national marine research facility.

Dr Maaten Furlong, who has been...

Posted: 28 July 2022

The latest annual report shows the continuation of warmer than average years and increasing rate of sea level rise around the UK.

The State of the UK Climate 2021 report reviews the climate and...