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Posted: 18 September 2020

This week, scientists from the NOC attended the annual ICOS Science Conference, which brought together over 1000 researchers working to measure greenhouse gas emissions across Europe.

In one...

Posted: 18 September 2020

New research provides the first clear observational evidence of how salinity is linked between the Arctic and the North Atlantic.

NOC scientist and lead author, Dr Cristian Florindo-Lopez, said “Ocean salinity plays an important role in regional climate by influencing the...

Posted: 15 September 2020
RRS <em>James Cook</em> at a snowy mooring in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

An ambitious scoping project, led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), has launched today to investigate how to move towards low or zero-carbon oceanographic research. The aim of the NZOC (Net Zero Oceanographic Capability) project is to bring together the marine science...

Posted: 11 September 2020

Research published this week shows that treating drinking water reduced the number of microplastic particles per litre by 99.99%.

One of the co-authors, Dr Alice...

Posted: 11 September 2020
WireWall equipment being tested as waves over top the sea wall

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has today awarded the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) one of seven individual grants that will use cutting-edge digital technology to advance environmental outcomes.

Led by Dr Jenny Brown, NOC Coastal Oceanographer, the new...

Posted: 7 September 2020

The NOC has contributed to a new study by NASA, published in...

Posted: 7 September 2020
RRS Discovery at sea

A new sea going bursary has been set up to enable students and early career scientists, including from developing countries who are keen to become involved in the field of marine science or oceanography, to gain practical experience of ship borne science.

The new bursary has...

Posted: 3 September 2020
Glider deployment in Tanzania

A new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the National Oceanography Centre starts 5 October and is now open for registration.

This free online course, Ocean Science in Action: Addressing Marine Ecosystems and Food Security in the Western Indian Ocean,...

Posted: 28 August 2020
Peter Saunders

The National Oceanography Centre is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Peter Saunders on 20 August 2020.

Peter was a Physical Oceanographer who began his career with interests in meteorology. He studied atmospheric convection for his PhD at Imperial College, London...

Posted: 28 August 2020
Marine Robotics Innovation Centre exterior

The NOC’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre has partnered with start-up company Wight Ocean Ltd on a successful proposal into the UK’s Defence and Security Accelerator...