Prestigious award for Captain Antonio Gatti

Captain Antonio Gatti, Master of the Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discovery, has today been awarded the prestigious Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service. This announcement, coinciding with Merchant Navy Day, rewards his exemplary service and devotion to duty over 33 years at sea.

Happy 10th Birthday James Cook

In August 2006 the Royal Research Ship (RRS) James Cook was delivered to the National Oceanography Centre ready to carry scientists and equipment to some of Earth’s most challenging environments, from tropical oceans to the edge of the ice sheets.

Professor Trevor Baker awarded Paul Melchior Medal

Prof. Trevor Baker

Professor Trevor Baker has been awarded the Paul Melchior Medal at the 18th International Symposium on Geodynamics and Earth Tides for “outstanding service and leadership”. This prestigious medal is awarded every four years to recognise outstanding scientists with huge experience and influence in the Tidal Community.

NOC scientists receives EGU award

Professor John Huthnance

NOC’s Professor John Huthnance has been awarded the European Geosciences Union’s prestigious Fridtjof Nansen medal for his outstanding contribution to our understanding of physical processes in coastal and shelf seas, especially in the North Sea, and at the continental shelf break.

NOC science to help farmers in Bangladesh

Paddy fields in the Delta

A computer model that aims to provide physical information on the Bangladesh delta to policy makers there, has received the ‘impact’ award from the national super-computing facility, ARCHER.

NOC’s Steve Hall elected Vice Chair of the IOC

Steve Hall

On 24 June at the 28th Session of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) Assembly in Paris, Steve Hall, Head of the NOC’s International and Strategic Partnerships Office, was elected as Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Commission of UNESCO.

Former NOC staff honoured in Queen’s Birthday Honours

National Oceanography Centre in Southampton

Two former staff of the National Oceanography Centre have been awarded MBEs for services to marine science. The announcement was made in the Queen’s birthday honours list this month.

Professor Gwyn Griffiths

Success at the NOC

Dr Peter Thorne

A trio of distinguished NOC scientists have recently had their contribution to oceanography recognised with a promotion, a fellowship and an award.

UK Sea Level Science Meeting

Phil Woodworth receiving his MBE (British Ceremonial Arts Ltd)

In honour of Philip Woodworth

NOC scientists receive accolade in prestigious awards

The team collecting their award

The winners of the Natural Environment Research Council’s (NERC) inaugural Impact Awards have been announced at a prize-giving ceremony in London, with scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) amongst those being recognised for their work.