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Posted: 24 November 2020
Cutthroat eels (Ilyophis arx, Family Synaphobranchidae) swarming at a small bait package deployed on the summit of an unnamed abyssal seamount in the southwestern Clarion Clipperton Zone at a depth of 3083 m.

The largest aggregation of fishes ever recorded in the abyssal deep sea was discovered by a team of oceanographers from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UH, USA), Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI, USA) and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC, UK). Their findings...

Posted: 24 November 2020
Dr Allison Schaap prepares sensors for pressure testing

This month marks the start of a new international collaboration to better understand the ultra deep-sea through innovative adaptation of sensors to withstand the crushing pressures at depths of down to 11,000 metres.

Funded through the NERC...

Posted: 21 November 2020
Copernicus Sentinel-6 over the Maldives.jpg

A satellite that will allow UK scientists to measure sea level rise, one of the biggest threats posed by climate change, launched on a SpaceX rocket today from Vandenberg, California.  

Thanks to...

Posted: 13 November 2020

A new project being led by the National Oceanography Centre to develop a system to improve the efficiency of offshore renewable energy generation and help develop the Blue Economy has been awarded funding from Innovate UK’s...

Posted: 13 November 2020
Left: Lab-On-Chip chemical sensors (foreground) with Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (submarine) Autosub Long Range behind. Right: CAD model showing Autosub Long Range with seven Lab-On-Chip nutrient sensors in the nose and four Lab-On-Chip and one electrochemical sensor for the ocean carbonate (CO2) system at the stern.

International ocean technology experts from the UK, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, and Spain are uniting to develop a range of new in-situ sensing, imaging and sampling technologies that will improve our understanding of the chemistry and biology of the ocean under a...

Posted: 12 November 2020

The NOC’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre has announced that BAE Systems is joining its thriving technology development community as an Affiliate Partner.

The NOC and BAE Systems have collaborated on a number of exciting Marine Autonomous Systems and Oceanographic research...

Posted: 10 November 2020
Monitoring equipment recovery at PAP site

The RRS Discovery set sail today on its second scientific research expedition since the coronavirus pandemic put the research ship programme temporarily on hold.

This time, a limited number of scientists...

Posted: 6 November 2020

Last week a NOC Ocean Observatory in the North-East Atlantic was torn from its mooring by high winds and waves associated with the remnants of hurricane Epsilon that struck the UK a few days later.

Yesterday, after 12-days adrift, the large observatory buoy was safely...

Posted: 6 November 2020
40 out of the 63 different faces in an IOC GoE video call grid (Alan is in the first column on the second row)

The NOC’s Alan Evans, Head of Marine Policy, recently participated in two key international events, which comprised of diplomats, policy makers, marine experts and community leaders, focused on capacity development and capacity building.

Updates on two significant ocean...

Posted: 5 November 2020
ION Geophysical

The NOC Marine Robotics Innovation Centre has announced that ION is joining its thriving community of partners.

ION is a global...