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Posted: 8 February 2023
Dr Michela De Dominicis in one of the coastal areas modelled in her work

Our pioneering Marine Systems Modelling (MSM) scientists develop and use innovative, state-of-the-art ocean models to better understand and predict how oceans work, addressing fundamental challenges in society.

We spoke to Dr Michela De Dominicis, Senior Research Scientist...

Posted: 7 February 2023
Windy weather in the Southern Ocean
  • New, open-access software developed by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) brings together ten different formulae for calculating air-sea surface exchanges into one package for the very first time.
  • The new software makes it easier to test the impacts of...
Posted: 2 February 2023
 Global distribution of subsea cables and landing stations analysed in the paper, based on database of Telegeography (2022). Background topography: Google Earth.
  • Seafloor cables carry over 95% of all digital data traffic worldwide, crucial to our everyday lives.
  • A new global study led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has revealed how climate change may increase the threats posed by natural hazards to these...
Posted: 30 January 2023
Satellite image of the Pearl River Delta.
  • A study in the Pearl River Delta in China could greatly assist in providing much needed flood defences for major cities such as Guangzhou
  • Mangrove trees allow excellent protection, but scientists are now able to predict best location for them to provide...
Posted: 30 January 2023
NOC’s eight new ambassadors

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has announced eight incredible new ambassadors from a broad range of industries, who will support and promote its vital work in understanding the planet’s ocean and its role in regulating and sustaining the planet.

As we face a dramatic...

Posted: 27 January 2023
Hon Dr Natalio Wheatley, Premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and colleagues from the BVI London Office meet with NOC.

Last week the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) was delighted to meet with the Hon Dr Natalio Wheatley, Premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), who was accompanied by colleagues from the BVI London Office.

During the meeting, NOC presented a historic account of our...

Posted: 25 January 2023

Environment, Coastal & Offshore (ECO) Magazine, an international applied marine science trade publication, today announced details of its three-part Deep Dive series of special editions in collaboration with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and...

Posted: 25 January 2023
Changes in the Mediterranean: orange arrows are winter sea surface temperature, red arrows are air temperature, dark blue arrows are sea-air temperature difference (numbers denote differences, 1986–2020 minus 1951–1985). Map of atmospheric pressure changes; orange indicates unusually high pressure.

A leading scientist at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has discovered that changes taking place in the way the ocean and atmosphere interact in the Mediterranean Sea are threatening the normal connection between the upper and deep ocean layers in this...

Posted: 18 January 2023

The UK is at the forefront of a global shift to using high-tech robots to explore the ocean. The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) BIO-Carbon programme is investigating how marine life stores...

Posted: 17 January 2023

A new project led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will unlock new capability of an innovative satellite mapping technique to enable better large-scale management of intertidal zones.

The European Space Agency funded...