projects

NOC scientist funded to explore changes in North Atlantic deep water formation

Eleanor Frajka-Williams

With changes in the northern North Atlantic being linked to the recent heatwave in Europe, the importance of diagnosing and predicting changes in this key region of the ocean is societally significant.

Collaboration to improve social benefit of oceanography

Example of NOC's ocean modelling

Today a major collaborative programme between the NOC and three of UK’s other leading marine and oceanographic research centres has begun to improve the social and economic benefits of this vital area of science, as well as improving understanding in a more holistic way.

Free trials for new marine technology

Surface buoy

Small to medium sized enterprises and marine technology research institutions can now apply for access to ocean observatories for research, or to test their new product prototypes in the open sea, at no cost.

New project to reveal the secrets of the ocean’s twilight zone

Marine snow

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is leading a £3.7M large grant recently awarded by the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) to investigate the ocean’s ‘twilight’ zone, which plays a key role in storing carbon, keeping atmospheric CO2 30% lower than it would otherwise be.

NOC to play key role in major European marine science project

National Oceanography Centre

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is to play a leading role in the largest marine science project that the European Commission has ever funded.

Robot vehicles launched from Plymouth this morning on fish tracking mission

Waveglider and C-Enduro in Plymouth Harbour

Three marine ‘robot’ vehicles have been launched from Plymouth today to undertake a fish tracking mission in and around new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The aim is to learn how fish use these areas on a day-to-day basis.

Rona Lee’s marine life talk

credit: Rona Lee

That Oceanic Feeling – Rona Lee

Thursday 27th September, John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton (note venue)