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Posted: 24 June 2010
The sea cucumber (holothurian) Amperima rosea Even in the dark abyss of the deep ocean animal communities can undergo rapid, widespread and radical changes. Scientists at the National Oceanography Centre are at the forefront of monitoring...
Posted: 23 June 2010
Autosub3, a robot submarine operated by the National Oceanography Centre Autosub3, a robot submarine operated by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), has been instrumental in revealing reasons for steady thinning of a vast glacier in Western Antarctica over recent...
Posted: 23 June 2010
The National Oceanography Centre Iron is recognised as a nutrient, the lack of which limits plankton growth in some parts of the ocean. By adding small quantities of iron to the surface of the ocean, plankton growth can be...
Posted: 18 June 2010
Near-true colour MODIS satellite image showing a coccolithophore (phytoplankton) bloom in the Iceland Basin (credit: NEODAAS/PML) Computer simulations performed by researchers at the National Oceanography Centre and the University of Glasgow show how oceanic stirring and mixing influence the formation and dynamics of...
Posted: 9 June 2010
8 June is World Oceans Day The United Nations has declared 8 June as World Oceans Day after the concept was proposed at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The goal of World Oceans Day is to raise awareness of how...
Posted: 8 June 2010
Trevor Guymer, head of the UK-IOC office presents a 50th anniversary flag to Robin Plumley, Research Ship Manager The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) is starting its 50th anniversary celebrations on 8 June, World Oceans Day. In 2008, the UN General Assembly decided that, as from 2009, 8...
Posted: 2 June 2010
Prof. Jonathan Sharples by the RRS Discovery at the King George V dock, Glasgow A research cruise to the Celtic Sea sails on Wednesday 2 June 2010. The Celtic Sea is located in the North Atlantic Ocean between southern Ireland and southwest England (between approximately 48°...