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Posted: 28 September 2022
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The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has announced keynote speakers and the opening of registration for this year’s Marine and Autonomy Technology Showcase (MATS), taking place from 8–10 November 2022 at the NOC in Southampton.

MATS has grown over the last eight years to...

Posted: 26 September 2022
Satellite Chlorophyll image from June 2019 indicating the presence of phytoplankton during the Somali Upwelling

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have developed a new method to monitor the effects of climate change on coastal upwelling to support the growth of local fisheries in Somalia.

As part of the NOC’s SOLSTICE project...

Posted: 21 September 2022
Melting sea ice in the Arctic photographed from the Alfred Wegener Institute’s airborne sea-ice survey IceBird. (Image: Alfred-Wegener-Institute / Esther Horvath)

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) along with partners from UiT The Arctic University of Norway are now able to measure the thickness of ice in the Arctic Sea 365 days a year using satellites.

In addition to being...

Posted: 20 September 2022
The team with Autosub Long Range (ALR)

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has begun conducting research with robot submarine ‘Boaty McBoatface’ on end-of-life oil fields off the coast of the Shetland Islands to help monitor and protect the marine environment in the North Sea and to support industry transition...

Posted: 8 September 2022

Joint Statement from John Hirst CBE, Chairman, and Professor Ed Hill CBE, Chief Executive, of the National Oceanography Centre.

“Like the rest of the country, and indeed the world, we are saddened by the death of Her Majesty the Queen and send our condolences to her family....

Posted: 7 September 2022

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have successfully tested a new approach to help improve knowledge of the deepest parts of the ocean.

The NOC’s Dr Anna Lichtschlag and Dr Allison Schaap are working in partnership with researchers from the centre of...

Posted: 6 September 2022
Challenger at St. Paul’s Rocks by Sir Charles Wyville Thomson – <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=88401155">Biblioteca Brasiliana Guita e José Mindlin: 4531, public domain.</a>

Over 70 representatives from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will discuss key ocean issues at Challenger Society Conference 2022, which marks the 150th anniversary of the Challenger expedition and celebrates the birth of international and interdisciplinary oceanography....

Posted: 2 September 2022

The National Oceanography Centre is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Dr Stuart Rusby (20 October 1931 – 7 July 2022).

To celebrate his significant contributions to the global marine community his daughter, with friends and colleagues at the NOC, have compiled a...

Posted: 1 September 2022

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre, the UK’s leading ocean research centre, are joining a collaborative effort to assess the impact of offshore wind farms on marine ecosystems.

The £7m programme will allow experts to gather evidence to help inform marine policy...

Posted: 1 September 2022

The BAMS State of the Climate report 2021, released yesterday (31 August), has provided a comprehensive update on Earth’s climate indicators, notable weather events and other data collected by environmental monitoring stations and instruments located on land, water, ice and in...