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Posted: 20 June 2024
A UK-first collaboration is set to use satellites to monitor coastal changes in a bid to create safer shipping navigation channels. The project will see Peel Ports, the UK’s second largest port operator, partner with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and Channel Coastal Observatory...
Posted: 16 May 2024
Image: A depiction of Admiral Beaumont's Royal Navy Squadron that was lost off Goodwin Sands during the severe storm of 1703. A new study led by the National Oceanography Centre has shed light on long-term changes in storminess across Europe. Windstorms are one of the most damaging natural hazards across Europe, having severe impacts on people and property. Scientists used barometric pressure data to construct the...
Posted: 10 May 2024
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will be represented at the Third Annual Conference for the Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (SMMR) from 14th – 16th May 2024.  This transdisciplinary conference brings together members of the UK marine...
Posted: 3 May 2024
Registration is now open for the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) open day on World Ocean Day (Saturday 8 June). Whether you’re a marine enthusiast, a curious learner, or just looking for a unique experience, this event is perfect for all ages. Mark the 80th anniversary of D-...
Posted: 25 April 2024
NOC’s newly appointed CEO Dr John Siddorn addresses guests at ‘Ocean Challenges, Ocean Solutions’ This week the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) hosted a parliamentary reception titled ‘Ocean Challenges, Ocean Solutions’ at the House of Commons, to discuss the ocean research and innovation needed to protect our ocean, planet and people. The third annual event saw leading...
Posted: 19 April 2024
NOC representatives (left to right) included Dr Katy Hill, Dr Jo Hopkins, NOC CEO Dr John Siddorn, Dr Patricia López-Garcia, Dr Helen Snaith and Alan Evans. Prof. Ed Hill also attended. Last week a team of scientists and ocean experts represented the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) at the UN Ocean Decade conference, to support and promote global ocean science and action. The conference, hosted in Barcelona from 10–12 April, took place three years after the start of the...
Posted: 12 April 2024
Prof. Steph Henson receives Fridtjof Nansen Medal at the EGU General Assembly Our scientists will be representing NOC at the EGU General Assembly (14–19 April 2024) which brings together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists,...
Posted: 5 April 2024
A study led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has evaluated a potential way to remove CO2 from the atmosphere using the ocean. Scientists used a state-of-the-art climate model to simulate the benefits of depositing olivine (a bright green mineral) sands on the seafloor. This process...
Posted: 28 March 2024
Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have set sail on NOC’s world-leading research vessel RRS Discovery. This is NOC’s 20th anniversary expedition of researching the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), as part of its RAPID programme. This makes...
Posted: 25 March 2024
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and other leading UK marine scientists will be at the Summer Science Exhibition, the Royal Society’s annual celebration of cutting-edge science. 14 flagship exhibits, 33 talks, 30 hands-on activities, more than 250 scientists over six days –...
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