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Posted: 29 November 2019
The NOC joined an international consortium of 55 partners this week at the inaugural meeting for the new EuroSea project. The 12.6 million Euro, EU funded project, aims to significantly improve ocean observation in Europe and beyond. “The aim of the project is to better combine... Read more
Posted: 27 November 2019
A major NOC-led research programme, focused on the Atlantic Ocean, has awarded four fellowships to support early career researcher development. These fellowships will also help address key knowledge gaps in Atlantic Ocean variability and climate regulation, as well as assessing how the... Read more
Posted: 26 November 2019
On Monday 2 December, National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists, engineers and crew will embark on a research expedition that will see them spend Christmas and New Year sailing through remote waters in the Southern Ocean on board RRS Discovery. This is part of an exciting project, led... Read more
Posted: 21 November 2019
Last week, NOC hosted the Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2019 (MATS2019) in Southampton, which was the fifth annual event focusing on the present and future of marine autonomous technology. MATS2019 was our biggest and best showcase to date, with a record number of attendees,... Read more
Posted: 15 November 2019
The usual methods of measuring dependence on fish as a food source at the national level appears to mask coastal community level dependence on fish, according to research by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). The real impact of changing ocean productivity on coastal... Read more
Posted: 8 November 2019
A new Centre for Satellite Data in Environmental Science (SENSE) will combine industry engagement and world-leading research facilities to train a new cohort of Earth observation leaders with the expertise and knowledge to address Earth System challenges, such as changes in global temperature... Read more
Posted: 6 November 2019
RRS Discovery The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has contributed to a new European Marine Board (EMB) Position Paper, launched today, which provides an overview of the current European research vessel fleet and its capabilities, and recommends ways in which it should evolve to meet future science needs... Read more
Posted: 5 November 2019
Prof Ed Hill, Sir Robert Margetts, John Hirst The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has honoured Sir Robert Margetts CBE for his pivotal role transitioning the NOC from a NERC Research Centre to an independent charitable organisation. This is only the second Honorary Fellowship the NOC has awarded – the first went to Professor Peter... Read more
Posted: 5 November 2019
Dr James Hunt looking at tsunami deposits in a core held in BOSCORF At a global scale, tsunamis are relatively infrequent when compared with hurricanes or storm surges, but they are among our most destructive and deadly natural disasters, and their impact will become greater as human populations continue to rise substantially in coastal cities. As... Read more
Posted: 5 November 2019
Scientists and engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) were in Belize last month conducting research as part of an ongoing programme of collaborative multi-disciplinary fieldwork that aims to help understand the impacts of climate change and human activities on coastal environments... Read more