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Posted: 16 May 2022
View of the cold ridge upwelling on the Agulhas Bank off South Africa’s south coast collected by MODIS Aqua on 12 December 2018. © NASA Worldview.

In a ground-breaking study, scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have used Artificial Intelligence (AI) to connect ocean physics and biology, to understand the effects of the Agulhas Current near South Africa on the productivity of upwelling regimes.

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Posted: 3 May 2022

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has partnered with subsea technology leader, Teledyne Marine, to open a new European Glider Service Centre.

The partners opened the doors to the world-leading centre today, which will expand glider usage for both science and industry...

Posted: 27 April 2022
Seagrass beds

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have recently discovered large seagrass beds where coral reefs might have been expected off the Island of Dominica, likely due to damage caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017.

The survey was conducted as part of the UK’s...

Posted: 21 April 2022

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has led a study to investigate gaps in knowledge of the biological carbon pump, in the hope of prioritising which aspects should be included in future climate model developments, and the observations necessary to achieve that.

The study...

Posted: 20 April 2022

A study is underway on the Isle of Man to investigate, for the first time, the Island’s marine and coastal role in storing carbon to help mitigate climate change.

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will work closely with marine scientists from the...

Posted: 13 April 2022
The KES Kraken with the recovery team in Brazil

A mini boat built by students from King Edward VI School in Southampton has been recovered off the coast of Brazil after 46 days at sea, as part of a project coordinated by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and Educational Passages.

The Educational Passages project saw...

Posted: 6 April 2022
Dr John Siddorn presents at “Finding the common cause – how can developers and users collaborate on digital twins?”

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) recently led a stakeholder roundtable discussion on “Finding the common cause – how can developers and users collaborate on digital twins?”.

The discussion was part of the NOC-led “Information Management Framework for Environmental...

Posted: 31 March 2022

A Nature-published study led by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has quantified for the first time that contributions from human activity may have already altered the likelihood of storm surge extremes.

The...

Posted: 25 March 2022
Various marine copepods may play an important role in the seasonality below the surface. Image: D. Mayor et al. (2020), doi:10.1002/bies.202000149

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has led a study to investigate gaps in knowledge of how ocean life helps store atmospheric carbon dioxide, otherwise known as the biological carbon pump.

The study, published in...

Posted: 24 March 2022
Autosub Long Range (ALR) better known as ‘Boaty McBoatface’ being lowered into water. Image credit: Hannah Wyles (University of St Andrews)

Engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) are returning from the Thwaites Glacier expedition with renowned autonomous underwater vehicle, Boaty McBoatface.

They deployed Boaty to help them understand what is causing ice loss from the glacier and better predict...