Partnerships Team (formerly ISPO)

In pictures: Science Minister visits Solent LEP

Last week the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) hosted a visit from Science Minister George Freeman, as part of a wider tour of the Solent region.

NOC comments on new High Seas Treaty

Alan Evans in the UK seat for the New York negotiations

Following reports on the signing of the High Seas Treaty, NOC’s Alan Evans Member of the UK Delegation at the negotiations, gave this comment.

NOC engages in call for blue carbon solutions

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) spoke at a key lunchtime discussion in the Houses of Parliament this week, to mark the launch of “The Ocean: Turning the Tide on Climate Change” a report produced by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Ocean.

The report delivers key recommendations on blue carbon and ocean-based solutions to tackle climate change.

NOC signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of the British Virgin Islands

The Government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalising a commitment for greater engagement, cooperation and advancement in marine projects.

NOC at the UN Ocean Conference: An event summary

NOC at the UN Ocean Conference

During the week 27 June to 1 July, representatives from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), UK participated in the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

UN Ocean Conference

From Monday 27 June to Friday 1 July 2022, the UN Ocean Conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal. The Conference will discuss solutions and ways to ‘Save Our Ocean’ and will aim to mobilise action and seek to propel much needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action.

G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative working group to strengthen sustained ocean observing systems

The G7 FSOI (Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative) held its 2021 Working Group meeting through a three-day series of virtual sessions hosted by the UK G7 Presidency from 28–30 June 2021.

The European Marine Board launches policy brief for sustained ocean observation

The European Marine Board (EMB) has today launched its policy briefing: Sustaining in situ Ocean Observations in the Age of the Digital Ocean which highlights the critical needs and benefits of a fit-for-purpose business and funding model for systematic, sustained ocean observations on National, European and Global levels.

G7 Ministers agree next steps to tackle Key Ocean Issues

The Climate and Environment Ministers of the G7 have agreed on the next steps for tackling critical environmental including ocean issues at a virtual meeting ahead of the leaders’ G7 summit this month.

The Ocean in a Changing Climate

The MSCC’s The Ocean in a Changing Climate statement

The UK Marine Science Co-ordination Committee (MSCC), of which the NOC is a member, has this week highlighted the importance of the ocean and climate change through the issue of a joint public statement.