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Posted: 15 February 2024
Image of students on a video call The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is delighted to once again be hosting the collaborative West P&I Science Bursary to empower students and early career researchers in the field of marine science or oceanography. The students selected for the latest round of the bursary, are to receive 6...
Posted: 9 February 2024
Dr Elena García-Martín Phytoplankton are microscopic organisms including bacteria, algae and animals that drift with the ocean currents. Although tiny, they play a very important role in the regulation of our climate.  For this month’s scientist spotlight, we delve into the world of microscopic ocean...
Posted: 8 February 2024
Image credit: Climate Reanalyzer (n.d.). [Monthly Sea Surface Temperature]. Climate Change Institute, University of Maine. Retrieved [Feb 08, 2023], from https://climatereanalyzer.org/ New data revealed that sea surface temperatures (SST) have already exceeded the record highs of 2023. Commenting on the news, Dr Joel Hirschi, Associate Head of Marine Systems Modelling at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) said: “Not only have we have seen record high...
Posted: 2 February 2024
Image: Particle or sediment traps are funnel-shaped devices that capture sinking particles New research led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has shown a significant time difference in the rate of particles sinking to the bottom of the ocean, and why this occurs. The study, published in Frontiers in Earth Science used data gathered at the NOC-coordinated Porcupine Abyssal...
Posted: 31 January 2024
Dr Gaye Bayrakci With its depths teeming with diverse life and dynamic natural events, the Ocean is anything but silent. Advanced technology now gives scientists insight into the noise created by everything from underwater landslides, icebergs, ships and hydrothermal vents to whales, rain, marine engineering,...
Posted: 22 January 2024
A brand-new textbook “Noisy Oceans: Monitoring Seismic and Acoustic Signals in the Marine Environment” has brought to life the diverse soundscape of the ocean and its impacts on marine life and human society. The book, published by AGU/Wiley & Sons and edited by Dr Gaye Bayrakci...
Posted: 19 January 2024
Glider in the water NOC contributes expertise to three of five innovative digital twin projects awarded £2.8 million funding. The NOC-led project MAS-DT will develop a digital twin using near real-time ocean glider data, maximising their value to ocean models. Thus, improving ocean forecasts and weather...
Posted: 12 January 2024
Dr Jenny Brown from NOC will co-direct a new flood research centre to help the UK become more resilient to flooding. The centre, led by the University of Southampton, will develop a talent pool of environmental experts. The hub will help to manage UK flooding which has caused havoc across...
Posted: 19 December 2023
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), working with the University of Southampton and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), recently completed a Fully Autonomous Marine Protected Area Seafloor Survey. This survey will help us understand the suitability of using...
Posted: 18 December 2023
SeaSINC reception held onboard the RRS James Cook upon the ships arrival alongside in Barbados on completion of the expedition Scientists from the UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC), in collaboration with Seafields, Integrated Environmental Solutions (INES) and the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus Barbados (UWI), have started a project in the Caribbean to improve our understanding of the potential...