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Posted: 30 June 2022
Autosub 5 and C-Worker ready to be lifted onto RRS Discovery ahead of DY152 departure

DY152 is the highly anticipated expedition to complete final deep-sea tests of our newest ocean robots, sensors and control software. 

A culmination of several years of shore-based trials, this 20-day expedition will see deployment of several autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) out into...

Posted: 30 June 2022

MATS is a key event in the marine technology calendar, attracting delegates from around the world. In 2021 we saw 31 insightful presentations across three days of networking opportunities. 

Abstracts are open now for our 2022 event and we’re calling on innovative pioneers and thought...

Posted: 28 June 2022
Photograph of a vertical stream of gas bubbles emitted from seafloor.

A world-first study led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) following research off the coast of Scotland suggests that storing carbon dioxide (CO2) under the sea in a process known as carbon capture and storage (CCS) is both viable and safe. In the unlikely event of unintended CO2...

Posted: 27 June 2022
  • Teams led by NERC research centres will receive funding to tackle six critical environmental science challenges facing the UK
  • This will enable research teams to investigate extreme weather, coastal flooding, sustainable energy creation, carbon capture and more
  • NERC’s...
Posted: 24 June 2022
Alice Kloker, NOC Stakeholder Engagement Manager, introduces the event

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Southampton’s Centre for Global Constitutionalism co-hosted a lively panel discussion last week to reflect on what kinds of global governance instruments are required for the world to meet UN Sustainable Development Goal 14: Ocean and...

Posted: 20 June 2022
Behind the scenes of filming for World Oceans Day 2022

The National Oceanography Centre invites you to watch our open access on-demand videos from this years World Oceans Day.

Whatever your interest, education or time zone there is something waiting here for you. Our team of speakers were excited to share their latest science...

Posted: 15 June 2022

The National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) innovations team has released a new enhanced version of its offshore tidal prediction software, ‘Polpred’.

The software uses a large number of highly accurate and scientifically validated ocean models to produce the best possible...

Posted: 14 June 2022

Engineers and scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have successfully recovered the renowned state-of-the-art underwater robot, Boaty McBoatface, from Thales Turnchapel Wharf in Plymouth, where it completed its most recent deployment out in the Southwest Approaches...

Posted: 13 June 2022

A study by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has shown that carbon storage in the deep ocean may be considerably less permanent than previously assumed, raising questions about the role the ocean may play as a carbon sink in the future.

Marine life keeps...

Posted: 10 June 2022

To mark this year’s World Oceans Day on 8 June, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) hosted an evening of networking and knowledge sharing at London’s prestigious Royal Society.

The event was the first major gathering since the NOC became an independent charity in 2019....