United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (Ocean Decade 2021–2030)

90% of the 5000+ species in Clarion-Clipperton Zone are new to science

The CCZ is one of the best studied areas of the deepsea, and yet we still know relatively little about it ©SMARTEX Project/smartexccz.org
  • First comprehensive checklist of life in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone compiled
  • Over 90% of species in one of the most likely future mining sites are undescribed by science

New expedition seeks to reduce risk of extracting metals on the sea floor

10th annual World Ocean Summit and Expo

The National Oceanography Centre are proud to be a supporting association of the 10th annual World Ocean Summit, taking place in Lisbon later this month.

Economist Impact’s World Ocean Summit is a global event bringing together the ocean community from business and finance to governments, policy-makers, civil society and academia.

NERC appoints new BIO-Carbon champion

Dr Adrian Martin

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has appointed a BIO-Carbon champion to lead a programme that will provide new insights into the role of marine life in ocean carbon storage.

RRS James Cook sets sail to study human impacts on deep-sea ecosystems

RRS James Cook

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have set-sail on the RRS James Cook on a collaborative expedition to the Whittard Canyon to advance knowledge of some of the richest and most complex deep-sea ecosystems on Earth.

Amount of seafloor mapped rises to 23.4%

Global seafloor areas considered mapped in the GEBCO grid. Grey: mapped areas in the 2021 release. Red: additional coverage in the 2022 release. <em>Image: Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Global Center (GDACC) on behalf of Seabed 2030.</em>

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, an international effort to chart the world’s entire ocean floor, has announced an increase in ocean data equating to the size of Europe.

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.

NOC contributes to pilot UN State of the Ocean Report

During last week’s UN Ocean Conference, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IOC-UNESCO) launched a pilot “State of the Ocean Report”.

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.

Effective Ocean Governance for Sustainable Development

Alice Kloker, NOC Stakeholder Engagement Manager, introduces the event

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Southampton’s Centre for Global Constitutionalism co-hosted a lively panel discussion last week on sustainable development.