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Posted: 2 February 2023
 Global distribution of subsea cables and landing stations analysed in the paper, based on database of Telegeography (2022). Background topography: Google Earth.

A new global study led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has addressed how climate change may increase the threats posed by natural hazards.

The hazards include coastal flooding and sea level rise, to a network of over 1.3 million km of underwater fibre-optic cables...

Posted: 30 January 2023
Satellite image of the Pearl River Delta.

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have made a breakthrough discovery that could lead to significantly improved coastal defences using mangrove trees.

The study showed that mangroves – which are shrubs or trees that grow in coastal salt water, are...

Posted: 30 January 2023
NOC’s eight new ambassadors

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has announced eight incredible new ambassadors from a broad range of industries, who will support and promote its vital work in understanding the planet’s ocean and its role in regulating and sustaining the planet.

As we face a dramatic...

Posted: 27 January 2023
Hon Dr Natalio Wheatley, Premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and colleagues from the BVI London Office meet with NOC.

Last week the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) was delighted to meet with the Hon Dr Natalio Wheatley, Premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), who was accompanied by colleagues from the BVI London Office.

During the meeting, NOC presented a historic account of our...

Posted: 25 January 2023

Environment, Coastal & Offshore (ECO) Magazine, an international applied marine science trade publication, today announced details of its three-part Deep Dive series of special editions in collaboration with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and...

Posted: 25 January 2023
Changes in the Mediterranean: orange arrows are winter sea surface temperature, red arrows are air temperature, dark blue arrows are sea-air temperature difference (numbers denote differences, 1986–2020 minus 1951–1985). Map of atmospheric pressure changes; orange indicates unusually high pressure.

A leading scientist at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has discovered that changes taking place in the way the ocean and atmosphere interact in the Mediterranean Sea are threatening the normal connection between the upper and deep ocean layers in this...

Posted: 18 January 2023

The UK is at the forefront of a global shift to using high-tech robots to explore the ocean. The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) BIO-Carbon programme is investigating how marine life stores...

Posted: 17 January 2023

A new project led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will unlock new capability of an innovative satellite mapping technique to enable better large-scale management of intertidal zones.

The European Space Agency funded...

Posted: 11 January 2023
Seagrass meadow

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is thrilled to announce a new partnership with environmental consultancy Comply Direct to further ocean carbon research in the UK.

Comply Direct’s generous donation of £25,000 to NOC’s Blue Carbon Fund will support the carbon coring and...

Posted: 3 January 2023

The National Oceanography Centre congratulates Pauline Weatherall who works at NOC in Liverpool on the award of an MBE for services to bathymetry (sea bed mapping) in the 2023 New Year’s Honours List.

Pauline works as the Digital Atlas Manager for the General Bathymetric...