Scientists can now measure the thickness of Arctic Sea ice all year round

Melting sea ice in the Arctic photographed from the Alfred Wegener Institute’s airborne sea-ice survey IceBird. (Image: Alfred-Wegener-Institute / Esther Horvath)

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) along with partners from UiT The Arctic University of Norway are now able to measure the thickness of ice in the Arctic Sea 365 days a year using satellites.

New report paves way for future environmental digital twins

A new report outlines key recommendations needed for future environmental Digital Twins if they are to fulfil their potential to be a step-change in the way we understand our evolving environment.

Ambitious new collaborations will investigate biggest UK environmental challenges

Researchers will receive a total of £47 million to address some of the most critical environmental challenges facing the UK. 

Empowering women in deep-sea research

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) recently signed a Letter of Cooperation with the UN International Seabed Authority (ISA) to support initiatives for the inclusion of women in deep-sea research.

Boaty McBoatface returns from Thwaites Glacier

Autosub Long Range (ALR) better known as ‘Boaty McBoatface’ being lowered into water. Image credit: Hannah Wyles (University of St Andrews)

Engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) are returning from the Thwaites Glacier expedition with renowned autonomous underwater vehicle, Boaty McBoatface.

Mission begins to Antarctica’s remote Thwaites Glacier

ALR better known as Boaty McBoatface being lowered into ice

On the 100th anniversary of the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s death, a research mission using a fleet of underwater robots to determine the impact of Thwaites Glacier on global sea-level rise, departs from Punta Arenas, Chile (6 January 2022).

Journal special issue puts spotlight on East African Coastal Current research

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) are delighted to share a special issue of the scientific journal “Ocean and Coastal Management” (OCMA) which highlights observational and modelling studies addressing research challenges of the East African Coastal Current (EACC) region

NOC takes Boaty McBoatface to travel under Antarctica’s melting Thwaites Glacier

Autosub Long Range (ALR) better known as 'Boaty McBoatface' in water

Engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have headed out to the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica with renowned autonomous underwater vehicle, 'Boaty McBoatface', to help understand what is causing ice loss from the glacier and better predict how its deterioration could contribute to sea level rise.

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.

The NOC and ISA address the use of technology in deep seafloor mineral exploration, exploitation, and environmental monitoring

Exploration and potential future exploitation of marine minerals is an emerging field to ensure future access to raw materials for low carbon industries.