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Posted: 23 August 2019
A collaborative project between the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), the University of Liverpool, the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and Sun Yat-sen University in China, has been shortlisted for the Newton Prize 2019. This £1 million prize celebrates outstanding international... Read more
Posted: 23 August 2019
New research finds that a warming planet will also alter ocean waves along more than 50% of the world’s coastlines. This research, published in Nature Climate Change, has significant implications for coastal flooding and erosion. As part of the Coordinated Ocean Wave Climate Project, ten... Read more
Posted: 20 August 2019
The Maritime Archaeological Trust has discovered a new 8,000 year old structure next to what is believed to be the oldest boat building site in the world on the Isle of Wight. Director of the Maritime Archaeological Trust, Garry Momber, said “This new discovery is particularly important as the... Read more
Posted: 20 August 2019
ALR1500 being prepared for deployment The latest Autosub Long Range (ALR) vehicles being developed by the National Oceanography Centre have completed their first round of commissioning trials in the waters of Loch Ness, Scotland, marking a major milestone on their journey to active service. The new autonomous underwater... Read more
Posted: 13 August 2019
A team of scientists from the University of Southampton, Bangor University and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have discovered several artificially introduced species in the coastal waters of southern England, using a genetic technique that could help early detection of non-native species if... Read more
Posted: 5 August 2019
Global sea-level rise has been accelerating since 1960 The recent acceleration in global sea-level actually started in the 1960s, around three decades earlier than previously thought. This is according to new research published in the journal Nature Climate Change and involving National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists. Led by the University of... Read more
Posted: 24 July 2019
New research published in PLOS ONE has shown how Antarctic Krill, a key species in the Southern Ocean food web, choose different areas of the ocean at the various stages of their life cycle. This finding is important for conservation of the Krill that form the main diet for animals, such as... Read more
Posted: 24 July 2019
ecoSUBs being deployed A team of National Oceanography Centre (NOC) engineers were in Plymouth earlier this month with colleagues from Planet Ocean to carry out large scale trials and demonstrations of a fleet of ecoSUB autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). The trials were supported by the Plymouth Smart Sound... Read more
Posted: 19 July 2019
NOC scientists Dr David Berry and Dr Elizabeth Kent have contributed to solving an enduring mystery in climate science – why did different oceans around the world apparently warm and cool at different rates in the early 20th century? Atmospheric and oceanic models have had trouble accounting for... Read more
Posted: 18 July 2019
National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists contributed to a recent workshop of the UK Environmental Prediction (UKEP) initiative, held in Reading on 27–28 June. The workshop featured over 50 participants drawn from the Met Office, NERC research centres, universities, consultancies and UK... Read more
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