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Posted: 8 December 2021

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) are delighted to share a special issue of the scientific journal “Ocean and Coastal Management” (OCMA) which highlights observational...

Posted: 7 December 2021
Autosub Long Range (ALR) better known as 'Boaty McBoatface' in water

Engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have headed out to the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica with renowned autonomous underwater vehicle, Boaty McBoatface, to help understand what is causing ice loss from the glacier and better predict how its deterioration could...

Posted: 2 December 2021
The SeaDataCloud team at their annual meeting (Brest, 2019). Photo credit: Charles Troupin (GHER, University of Liège)

SeaDataCloud, a collaborative project involving the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC, part of the National Oceanography Centre), has today (2 December) been awarded a “les Etoiles de l...

Posted: 1 December 2021
Staff have been sharing celebratory messages 'We got the silver'

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Investors in People (IIP) silver accreditation – an accolade awarded to around 15% of organisations assessed.

This is the first time the NOC has achieved Silver, and reflects the...

Posted: 29 November 2021

Aligned to its established corporate values and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has launched its first ever Sustainability and Social Responsibility (SSR) Strategy.

With a reputation as the UK’s leading charity for innovative...

Posted: 19 November 2021
Martin Bosher handing over the framed print of the HMS Challenger to Professor Ed Hill at the NOC

A framed print of a previously unknown detailed watercolour painting of the famous ship, HMS Challenger by George Cochrane Kerr in c1890, was presented to the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton today (Friday 19 November).

The painting was made based on...

Posted: 16 November 2021

This year, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its first Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) mission.

Over the last quarter of a century, the NOC’s underwater robots have been at the centre of countless missions across the world in...

Posted: 12 November 2021

Exploration and potential future exploitation of marine minerals is an emerging field to ensure future access to raw materials for low carbon industries.

It attracts high-technology, autonomous, low-impact, and remotely-operated solutions that allow for environmentally...

Posted: 10 November 2021

Leading charity, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), is calling on individuals and businesses to protect the future of the ocean by joining its newly launched, Ocean Alliance.

The funding programme will be an essential resource for global ocean research and vital...

Posted: 9 November 2021

Engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have returned to Loch Ness in Scotland for the latest trials of new, state-of-the-art robot submarines that will be a central part of the future net zero oceanographic research infrastructure.

The trials, which are the...

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