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Posted: 15 November 2022
Dr Adrian Martin

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has appointed a BIO-Carbon champion to lead a programme that will provide new insights into the role of marine life in ocean carbon storage.

Dr Adrian Martin, Ocean Biogeochemist at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), will...

Posted: 14 November 2022

Two interns are completing their terms with the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Secretariat as a direct result of our contributions and our charitable commitment to educating and inspiring the next generation of change makers.

Their efforts will benefit the delivery of...

Posted: 11 November 2022
Mr Alasdair Hamilton, Consul General, Auckland and Deputy Governor of the Pitcairn Islands

This week, Alan Evans, NOC Head of Marine Policy hosted Mr Alasdair Hamilton, Consul General, Auckland and Deputy Governor of the Pitcairn Islands.

Mr Hamilton visited NOC to share information on the development of a new Marine Science Base and how the UK Government is...

Posted: 9 November 2022

Oceanography is a science that is highly dependent on observations and measurements to gain a better understanding of our changing seas.

NOC’s Ocean Technology and Engineering (OTE) team are at the forefront of innovation in designing, creating and using novel sensors and...

Posted: 9 November 2022
ALR ‘Boaty McBoatface’ fitted with BioCam

A recent mission that saw robot submarine Autosub Long Range (ALR), better known as ‘Boaty McBoatface’, explore and visually map end-of-life oil fields has been hailed a success, marking a key milestone in the marine survey industry transition towards net-zero targets.


Posted: 7 November 2022
Carcasses of red crab <i>Pleuroncodes planipes</i> photographed by Autsub6000 during seabed surveys in the NE abyssal Pacific

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have made a surprise discovery of thousands of dead swimming crabs, 4,000 metres deep in the abyssal Pacific.

NOC scientists, working in partnership the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Scottish...

Posted: 31 October 2022
Dr Claire Evans conducting fieldwork

Seagrass meadows are the powerhouses of coastal seas, providing a nature-based solution to climate change.

They have been neglected for decades, which has led to their large-scale degradation and loss. This loss now provides an opportunity for environmental renewal through...

Posted: 31 October 2022
Pattern of relative sea level (RSL) rates, 2000–2018, estimated by the Bayesian hierarchical model (BHM). a) Total RSL including inverse barometer (IB) effect, and contributions from: b) Sterodynamic changes, c) Gravitational, rotational, deformation effects, and d) Glacial isostatic adjustment, with e) The contribution from the IB effect (computed outside the BHM).

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have discovered a substantial rise in sea-levels in the Mediterranean Sea, using a vital new method to measure changes in sea-level.

The study, published in Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, demonstrated that sea...

Posted: 27 October 2022
The RRS Discovery

The RRS Discovery, operated by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), will embark on a 9,000-mile expedition today (27 October) to conduct an extensive scientific survey within the South Atlantic ocean – and could even discover new...

Posted: 21 October 2022

The full programme has been announced for this year’s Marine and Autonomy Technology Showcase (MATS), taking place from 8–10 November 2022 at the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) waterfront site in Southampton.

MATS has grown over the last eight years to become a key...