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Paving the way for international world leading science research expeditions

The crew circumnavigating the A76a iceberg onboard the RRS Discovery
  • The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is set to manage multiple international world leading science research expeditions in 2023.
  • Recent expeditions include the DY158 expedition which circumnavigated the A76a megaberg.

RRS Discovery begins 9,000-mile voyage to explore remote ocean depths

The RRS Discovery

The RRS Discovery, operated by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), will embark on a 9,000-mile expedition today (27 October) to conduct an extensive scientific survey within the South Atlantic ocean – and could even discover new species in previously unexplored depths.

Life on board Discovery

UK ocean research community secures global expert in robotics

Dr Maaten Furlong

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), one of the world’s top ocean science organisations for research and innovation, has appointed a global expert in autonomous and robotics development to lead the UK’s national marine research facility.

Mission to investigate giant iceberg underway

 RRS James Cook

The ship’s crew and NOC researchers on board RRS James Cook were joined by scientists from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) this week as their quarantine ended ahead of the expedition to the massive A-68a iceberg in the South Atlantic.

Mission to investigate giant iceberg launches

A submarine glider in Antarctic waters

A research mission to determine the impact of the giant A-68a iceberg on one of the world’s most important ecosystems gets underway next month.

A team of scientists, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), will set sail on one of the National Oceanography Centre’s research ships bound for the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia.

Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2019

Registration is now open for the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS) 2019, which will take place from 12–14 November at the NOC’s waterfront site in Southampton.

ALR ‘Boaty’ completes first under-ice Antarctic mission

The National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Autosub Long Range (ALR), known affectionately around the world as ‘Boaty McBoatface’, was successfully recovered last week following its first under-ice mission beneath the Filc