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Posted: 30 March 2012
The National Oceanography Centre, Southampton Universities and Science Minister David Willetts has hailed the new Southampton Martine and Maritime Institute (SMMI), of which the National Oceanography Centre is a component, as exemplary of the...
Posted: 28 March 2012
Professor Phil Weaver A call for the creation of larger designated areas for marine protection is the basis of a comment article in the latest edition of the science journal, Nature. The piece - Think big for...
Posted: 26 March 2012
National Oceanography Centre The National Oceanography Centre has heralded James Cameron’s successful solo dive to the deepest part of the ocean. The Hollywood director surfaced earlier this morning after completing a...
Posted: 26 March 2012
The picture shows Pete Talling from NOC logging a section of hemipelagic sediment (pale layers), volcanic turbidites We are now at the halfway point in the cruise and focused on the drill sites off of Martinique. However, Montserrat is still very much on our minds. Adam Stinton of the Montserrat Volcano...
Posted: 19 March 2012
Martin Palmer with volcano in background The second weekly update from IODP leg 340. At about 5 o’clock this morning (local time) we finished drilling the final site around Montserrat and are preparing the ship for a 12 hour transit...
Posted: 12 March 2012
MV JOIDES Resolution Scientists based at the National Oceanography Centre, NOC, are onboard the RV JOIDES Resolution as part of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, IODP. Expedition 340 will look at volcanism and...
Posted: 5 March 2012
Geographical reconstruction for the PETM from the PALEOMAP Project (www.scotese.com) The burning of fossil fuels is releasing vast quantities of extra carbon dioxide (CO2) to the Earth’s atmosphere. While a proportion of this stays in the atmosphere, raising atmospheric CO2 levels...
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