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Posted: 7 August 2020
Looking at the NOC's RRS Discovery from the Darwin200's Pelican of London The tall ship Pelican of London is circumnavigating the UK on a mission to mentor young scientists and conduct a ‘British ocean health check’. As part of its scheduled stop at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton yesterday the crew collected a replica sailing ship bucket to help their... Read more
Posted: 7 August 2020
Marine Robotics Innovation Centre exterior view The NOC’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre has announced that Cellula Robotics is joining its thriving community of partners. Cellula Robotics Ltd. is a privately-owned company founded and based in Vancouver, BC, since 2001. They currently have a team of around 30 highly qualified and... Read more
Posted: 6 August 2020
Monsoon wind variability New research reveals the importance of the Monsoon in how abundant small pelagic fish are in East Africa. Led by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and published today in the journal Nature Scientific Reports, this study used observations of chlorophyll-a taken from... Read more
Posted: 31 July 2020
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) contributed to the sea-level section of the latest report covering the climate of the UK. The sixth report in the State of the UK Climate series confirms that 2019 was the 12th warmest year in a series from 1884, and that the most recent decade (2010-... Read more
Posted: 30 July 2020
New research led by National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists reveals an unexpectedly complex ecosystem in an area of the Pacific targeted for deep-sea nodule mining, the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ). The study, recently published in Progress in Oceanography, shows substantial... Read more
Posted: 27 July 2020
The National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth today opens its major new exhibition ‘MONSTERS OF THE DEEP: Science Fact and Fiction’. The exhibition, which was due to open in March, features over 500 samples from the NOC Discovery Collections (containing many thousands of specimens), 13... Read more
Posted: 27 July 2020
Freshwater in the ocean leads to extreme cold patches in the North Atlantic, which has major implications for weather over the surrounding land-masses. This is according to National Oceanography Centre (NOC) led research published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Letters this week... Read more
Posted: 24 July 2020
MATS 2020 This year’s Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS 2020) will be held as a virtual event, the delivery committee has announced. In the light of the ongoing challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has taken the decision to deliver the... Read more
Posted: 21 July 2020
NOC STRATEGY 2020 Late last year the National Oceanography Centre celebrated becoming an independent organisation. Leaders of our own destiny, with greater freedom to pursue our goals to understand the impact of the ocean on all life on Earth. Whilst we are now future-focused, we sit on strong 70-year-old... Read more
Posted: 29 June 2020
The National Marine Facilities Technology Road Map The National Oceanography Centre has this week published the National Marine Facilities (NMF) Technology Roadmap 2020–-21, which outlines current capabilities, and looks to the future of oceanographic science and the technology that will take us there. The NMF Technology Road Map... Read more