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Posted: 29 January 2020
A change in the routing of fresh water coming from the Arctic has led to a remarkable reduction in salinity in the North Atlantic Ocean west of the UK, according to research published this week in Nature Communications. An enormous area between UK and Iceland had record-breaking... Read more
Posted: 24 January 2020
The Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) has published a new business plan for 2019-2024. MEDIN’s vision is that all UK marine data is findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable (FAIR), to increase the understanding of our marine environment and support the... Read more
Posted: 17 January 2020
On 19 January an international research expedition led by scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will be sailing from Fort Lauderdale in the USA to conduct a high precision scientific survey along 24.5°N of the North Atlantic. The expedition team on board the NOC’s RRS... Read more
Posted: 15 January 2020
MCCIP Report Card 2020 NOC research forms part of a report on marine climate change impacts released today. This report summarises the latest evidence from 26 topics regarding the physical, ecological, and social and economic impacts of climate change on UK coasts and seas. The key findings There is... Read more
Posted: 2 January 2020
A spectacular new species of Antarctic deep-sea crustacean armed with spines, large claws and the raptorial mouthparts of a predator, has been described by National Oceanography Centre (NOC) taxonomists. The description of the species has been published in the Zoological Journal of the... Read more
Posted: 17 December 2019
Penny Holliday (left) presented SUT Oceanography Award, photo from Society for Underwater Technology The NOC’s Professor Penny Holliday, Associate Head of Marine Physics and Ocean Climate, was honoured at last night’s Society for Underwater Technology AGM receiving the SUT Oceanography Award. The SUT is an international marine science and technology Learned Society, established in 1966,... Read more
Posted: 29 November 2019
The NOC joined an international consortium of 55 partners this week at the inaugural meeting for the new EuroSea project. The 12.6 million Euro, EU funded project, aims to significantly improve ocean observation in Europe and beyond. “The aim of the project is to better combine... Read more
Posted: 27 November 2019
A major NOC-led research programme, focused on the Atlantic Ocean, has awarded four fellowships to support early career researcher development. These fellowships will also help address key knowledge gaps in Atlantic Ocean variability and climate regulation, as well as assessing how the... Read more
Posted: 26 November 2019
On Monday 2 December, National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists, engineers and crew will embark on a research expedition that will see them spend Christmas and New Year sailing through remote waters in the Southern Ocean on board RRS Discovery. This is part of an exciting project, led... Read more
Posted: 21 November 2019
Last week, NOC hosted the Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2019 (MATS2019) in Southampton, which was the fifth annual event focusing on the present and future of marine autonomous technology. MATS2019 was our biggest and best showcase to date, with a record number of attendees,... Read more