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Posted: 29 November 2013
The panel for the Q&A session at the Royal Society Last month the Royal Society was the venue for a marine themed Question Time discussion session with Prof Nicholas Owens in the Chair. Four brave panellists faced questions from the floor on the...
Posted: 29 November 2013
PSMSL 80th anniversary celebrations A National Oceanography Centre workshop to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) attracted nearly 120 people to the Victoria Gallery and Museum at...
Posted: 26 November 2013
Sea ice Scientists have, for the first time, demonstrated that climate models are able to simulate past abrupt changes in the Earth’s climate – giving more confidence in predictions of future global...
Posted: 26 November 2013
Graphic denoting continental slope failure. From Bryn et al. (2005) Underwater landslides are potentially very damaging: they can generate tsunami waves and destroy expensive and crucial seabed infrastructure, such as pipelines and cables. A study carried out...
Posted: 13 November 2013
The microfluidic chip used in the pH micro sensor, dimensions: 13 × 8 cm The first step in developing a cost-effective micro sensor for long-term monitoring of ocean acidification has been achieved by a team of scientists and engineers. The new technology, that...
Posted: 13 November 2013
Aerial shot of the Pine Island Glacier (credit: Angelika Humbert, Alfred Wegener Institute) A University of Southampton researcher based at the National Oceanography Centre is helping to track an iceberg the size of Manhattan, which has recently broken off of a glacier in Antarctica and...
Posted: 7 November 2013
Taking water samples at sea The National Oceanography Centre is participating in a major Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) training initiative announced by the Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts...
Posted: 4 November 2013
Seabed community biomass seems to increase continuously with individual body weight A new study carried out at the National Oceanography Centre challenges a long accepted theory about how the biomass of animals living at the seafloor increases as animal size increases. Results...