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Posted: 28 March 2014
Aerial view of La Palma Anyone who watched the recent documentary ‘Could we survive a Mega-Tsunami?’ can be forgiven for looking for property on higher ground, as it made for pretty terrifying viewing! Giant...
Posted: 27 March 2014
NOC’s prototype probe guard fitted to an RSI MicroRider turbulence sensor on a Slocum glider being deployed from RRS Discovery The UK National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has signed a licence deal with Canadian company, Rockland Scientific International (RSI), giving RSI the rights to manufacture and sell a novel probe...
Posted: 20 March 2014
Deployment from RV Pelagra Ocean scientists have, for the first time successfully balanced the supply of food to mid-water organisms with their demands for this food. The depth at which they consume this sinking material...
Posted: 14 March 2014
Robotic Underwater Vehicle (RUV) HyBIS (Photo courtesy of NOC) The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has been awarded €1.8 million to study massive sulphide deposits on floor of the Atlantic Ocean, three kilometres beneath the surface. The research is part...
Posted: 11 March 2014
Autosub 3 which has been exploring under the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica. International expeditions and trials over a month-long period mean for the first time in the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) history, a total of 14 unmanned marine autonomous vehicles will...
Posted: 11 March 2014
A moored data buoy (courtesy of Jon Campbell) Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and institutions involved in developing offshore and subsea technology are urged to prepare now for the opportunity of testing their new product prototypes or...
Posted: 11 March 2014
Autosub Long Range Autosub Long Range, a state-of-the-art autonomous underwater vehicle developed by the National Oceanography Centre, is about to be launched for a 30-day scientific expedition off the coast of...
Posted: 4 March 2014
A drop in the ocean Scientists in the Southern Ocean have set up a blog – A Drop in the Ocean that details their research into ocean mixing. Dr Katy Sheen, a NOC oceanographer is posting daily reports about life and...