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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
Posted: 10 July 2019
At the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s (IOC-UNESCO) 30th Assembly in Paris the UK, represented by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), was elected onto the IOC Executive Council. NOC’s Executive Director Prof Ed Hill (Head of UK Delegation), in attendance at the Assembly, said, “... Read more
Posted: 24 June 2019
Dr Penny Holliday and Dr Christine Gommenginger Two NOC scientists, Dr Penny Holliday and Dr Christine Gommenginger, were awarded the title of Honorary Professorial Fellow from the University of Southampton for their personal achievements and contributions to the Research agenda of the University. The title recognises a portfolio of work in... Read more
Posted: 24 June 2019
On Friday 21 June the RRS Discovery departed Southampton for this year’s annual research expedition to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain sustained ocean observatory (PAP-SO) in the northeast Atlantic. These expeditions aim to answer questions about how environmental and ecological stressors are... Read more
Posted: 19 June 2019
Autosub 6000 The NOC is part of a team of marine scientists from countries bordering the north and south Atlantic Ocean, assessing the health of deep sea ecosystems. They will determine the resilience of both the animals that live there and their habitats, to threats such as temperature rise, pollution and... Read more
Posted: 18 June 2019
ALR being recovered in the South Atlantic The first mission involving the NOC-developed autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range (ALR, known around the world as Boaty McBoatface) has for the first time shed light on a key process linking increasing Antarctic winds to rising sea temperatures. Data collected during the April 2017... Read more
Posted: 11 June 2019
Navigating The Future V Leading ocean experts, including from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), have launched a new publication, titled Navigating the Future V (NFV), which will provide European governments with robust, independent scientific advice and expert opinion on future seas and ocean research to 2030 and... Read more
Posted: 6 June 2019
Allied troops landing on the beaches Prior to the landings on 6 June 1944 on the Normandy beaches, a small research group was formed in the Admiralty Research Laboratory at Teddington in Middlesex. Weather and wave prediction had been central to the decision made by Eisenhower about the timing of the Normandy landings. The new... Read more
Posted: 6 June 2019
The NOC has received a Microsoft AI for Earth grant to predict wave sea states in the North Atlantic by using deep learning. AI for Earth is a Microsoft programme offering cloud and AI computing resources, training and grants to researchers across the world, who are trying to create a more... Read more