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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...

Posted: 27 July 2022
Dr Mike Clare working in the NOC's British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility (BOSCORF)

The visible effects of plastic entering the ocean are sadly all too clear to us now, but what about the plastic we can’t see?

Microplastics, plastic fibres and fragments that are between 1 mm and 0.001 mm, account for a significant proportion of ocean plastics. The NOC’s...

Posted: 22 July 2022
Image: sensors being put in place. Image credit: Professor Pete Talling

Prompt action by scientists recovered sensors drifting across the Atlantic Ocean that held data on a seabed sediment avalanche that travelled for 1,100km to ocean depths of 4,500m.

A study published earlier this week in...