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NOC data scientist Pauline Weatherall recognised in New Year’s Honours

The National Oceanography Centre congratulates Pauline Weatherall who works at NOC in Liverpool on the award of an MBE for services to bathymetry (sea bed mapping) in the 2023 New Year’s Honours List.

Innovative SeaDataCloud project awarded “les Etoiles de l’Europe” trophy

The SeaDataCloud team at their annual meeting (Brest, 2019). Photo credit: Charles Troupin (GHER, University of Liège)

SeaDataCloud, a collaborative project involving the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC, part of the National Oceanography Centre), has today (2 December) been awarded a “les Etoiles de l’Europe” trophy.

NOC awarded coveted Investors In People silver accreditation

Staff have been sharing celebratory messages 'We got the silver'

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Investors in People (IIP) silver accreditation – an accolade awarded to around 15% of organisations assessed.

NOC recognised as a world leader in scientific excellence

Delivering impact to the next generation at Winchester Science Centre Big Bang Event (February 2020). Scientists describe colourful models of the ocean on a 3D globe to a busy room of school children. [cc]

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has been hailed as making ‘a vital contribution to the UK’s leading position in environmental science’ in a recent independent evaluation of its work.

European Geosciences Union awards for NOC scientists

Prof Richard Lampitt and Dr Marilena Oltmanns

Two NOC scientists are to receive awards from The European Geosciences Union (EGU) it was announced this week.

These individuals are honoured for their important contributions to the Earth, planetary and space sciences and will be celebrated during the EGU General Assembly 2021, held in April next year.

Prof Penny Holliday receives SUT Oceanography Award

Penny Holliday (left) presented SUT Oceanography Award, photo from Society for Underwater Technology

The NOC’s Professor Penny Holliday, Associate Head of Marine Physics and Ocean Climate, was honoured at last night’s Society for Underwater Technology AGM receiving the SUT Oceanography Award.

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.