Marine Physics and Ocean Circulation (MPOC)

Brand new coastal walking app entered for award

Example image from “Dive”, part of Walk With Us.

A brand-new free app which combines poetic audio with augmented reality visuals to connect people with the Penzance and Dawlish sea fronts, has been entered into the Soundwalk September Awards.

New expedition aims to assist in UK strategy in combatting climate change

RRS James Cook ready to set sail to to the North Atlantic Subpolar Gyre.

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) will be embarking on an expedition to the North Atlantic Subpolar Gyre to measure ocean changes and how they affect the UK’s weather systems.

International science bursary students join their first research expedition

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the West of England P&I Club (West P&I) are proud to introduce Adeola Dahunsi and Selasi Yao Avornyo as the two students selected for the second year of our collaborative international bursary programme.

South African fisheries to benefit from an Artificial Intelligence study of ocean ecosystems

View of the cold ridge upwelling on the Agulhas Bank off South Africa’s south coast collected by MODIS Aqua on 12 December 2018. © NASA Worldview.

In a ground-breaking study, scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have used Artificial Intelligence (AI) to connect ocean physics and biology, to understand the effects of the Agulhas Current near South Africa on the productivity of upwelling regimes.

NOC-led study shows natural and human factors may have already altered likelihood of storm surge extremes

A Nature-published study led by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has quantified for the first time that contributions from human activity may have already altered the likelihood of storm surge extremes.

UK’s new fleet of advanced robotic floats deployed as part of global Argo programme

An Argo float being deployed from the RRS Discovery as part of the RAPID expedition

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has successfully deployed the first of the UK’s new fleet of Biogeochemical (BGC) Argo profiling floats as part of the international Argo programme.

New digital project to tackle flood hazard

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.

Autosub Long Range’s 2017 debut outing provides new insight into causes of the warming ocean abyss

ALR being recovered in the South Atlantic

The first mission involving the NOC-developed autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range (ALR, known around the world as Boaty McBoatface) has for the first time shed light on a key process linking increasing Antarctic winds to rising sea temperatures.

Sea level mapped from space with GPS reflections

The GNSS-R principle (illustration by Paolo Cipollini from the NOC)

GPS signals used for ‘sat-navs’ could help improve understanding ocean currents, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters by National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists, with colleagues from the University of Michigan and Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Sand-engine to protect against coastal erosion


The UK’s first investigation into the use of beach widening to reduce coastal flooding and erosion is being led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in partnership with the University of Liverpool.