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Posted: 19 January 2022

Findings from a new review into the future of oceanographic research infrastructure have revealed the significant changes that must be made to enable the UK to deliver a Net Zero Oceanographic Capability (NZOC).

The report – which supports UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI...

Posted: 18 January 2022
Professor Ed Hill receiving CBE insignia from HRH The Duke of Cambridge and Windsor Castle.

The National Oceanography Centre’s Chief Executive, Professor Ed Hill, received the insignia of a CBE at an investiture at Windsor Castle held by HRH the Duke of Cambridge.

Professor Hill was awarded the CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020 list, in recognition of his...

Posted: 5 January 2022
ALR better known as Boaty McBoatface being lowered into ice

On the 100th anniversary of the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s death, a research mission using a fleet of underwater robots to determine the impact of Thwaites Glacier on global sea-level rise, departs from Punta Arenas, Chile (6 January 2022).

A team of 32...

Posted: 17 December 2021
Raymond shaking a dissolved oxygen sample on RRS Discovery cruise D253 in the North Atlantic, May 2001

The National Oceanography Centre is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Raymond Pollard on 14 December 2021.

Raymond was a towering figure in oceanography who made major contributions to the subject, and who inspired and mentored many young scientists. To celebrate his...

Posted: 16 December 2021
The NOC remembers Emeritus Professor Philip Roy Pugh

The National Oceanography Centre is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Emeritus Professor Philip Roy Pugh on 24 November 2021.

To celebrate his significant contributions to the global marine community, and his title as world authority on siphonophores, his colleagues...

Posted: 14 December 2021
UN Decade Logo

As the providers of the UK Delegation to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO), the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) would like to congratulate ...

Posted: 10 December 2021

This winter, as part of the JERICO-RI European Infrastructure JERICO-S3 project, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will access the SmartBay Observatory.

The main objective of this access is to demonstrate the use of fibre optics...

Posted: 10 December 2021
Six functions that will deliver the IOCs High Level Objectives with Capacity Development cross cutting all functions

At the 3rd meeting of the IOC Group of Experts on Capacity...

Posted: 9 December 2021
Online mentoring with the Class of 2021

A new bursary made available by West of England P&I club (West P&I) and managed by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has had a highly successful first year, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

West P&I, a leading insurance provider, partnered...

Posted: 8 December 2021

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) are delighted to share a special issue of the scientific journal “Ocean and Coastal Management” (OCMA) which highlights observational...