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Posted: 31 March 2022
A Nature-published study led by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has quantified for the first time that contributions from human activity may have already altered the likelihood...
Posted: 25 March 2022
Various marine copepods may play an important role in the seasonality below the surface. Image: D. Mayor et al. (2020), doi:10.1002/bies.202000149 The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has led a study to investigate gaps in knowledge of how ocean life helps store atmospheric carbon dioxide, otherwise known as the biological carbon pump. The...
Posted: 24 March 2022
Autosub Long Range (ALR) better known as ‘Boaty McBoatface’ being lowered into water. Image credit: Hannah Wyles (University of St Andrews) Engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) are returning from the Thwaites Glacier expedition with renowned autonomous underwater vehicle, Boaty McBoatface. They deployed Boaty to help...
Posted: 21 March 2022
The Cebimar Moon Jellyfish, <em>Aurelia cebimarensis</em>. The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) has released its annual list of the top ten marine species described by researchers during 2021, to coincide with World Taxonomist Appreciation Day on 19...
Posted: 16 March 2022
Working in partnership with Teledyne Marine, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) are pleased to announce a new European Glider Service Centre. Based at their Southampton UK headquarters, the...
Posted: 15 March 2022
Autosub Long Range (ALR) better known as ‘Boaty McBoatface’ onboard the RRS Discovery. Engineers and scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Southampton are set to trial new, state-of-the-art ocean biogeochemical sensors integrated with autonomous...
Posted: 11 March 2022
A selection of abyssal species. Image provided by the International Seabed Authority On 1 March 2022, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) and the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) formalised their partnership to strengthen their mutual efforts on advancing deep-sea...
Posted: 11 March 2022
Will Major with a PlanktoScope Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and Stanford University are today (11 March) hosting a special assembly to launch the Monitoring Anthropogenic Particles and Plankton using...
Posted: 10 March 2022
The stern of the Endurance with the name and emblematic polestar. Image credit: Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust and National Geographic Earlier this week came the exciting news that the wreck of the Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship, which has not been seen since it sank in the Weddle Sea in 1915, had been found as part...
Posted: 9 March 2022
Polarstern, the MOSAiC Leg 4, Image credit - Lianna Nixon Hundreds of international researchers, including scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) are currently analysing observations from the one-year MOSAiC expedition. During the...
Posted: 7 March 2022
The NOC's Rob Curry with his LEGO Deep Sea Robot Model In August 2021 the National Oceanography Centre shared the amazing LEGO Deep Sea Robot Model based on the Isis ROV on social media.Within 24 hours it smashed its first milestone of reaching 100...
Posted: 7 March 2022
An Argo float being deployed from the RRS Discovery as part of the RAPID expedition The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has successfully deployed the first of the UK’s new fleet of Biogeochemical (BGC) Argo profiling floats as part of the international Argo programme.The...
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