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

Ocean Decade endorses three new NOC-led Actions

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is proud to announce three projects, exploring global ocean impacts on society and climate, have been endorsed as Actions in the context of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021–2030 (the ‘Ocean Decade’).

Top ten marine species discovered in 2021 revealed

The Cebimar Moon Jellyfish, <em>Aurelia cebimarensis</em>.

The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) has released its annual list of the top ten marine species described by researchers during 2021, to coincide with World Taxonomist Appreciation Day on 19 March 2022.

NOC congratulates Professor Gideon Henderson on appointment to UN Ocean Decade Advisory Board

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As the providers of the UK Delegation to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO), the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) would like to congratulate Professor Gideon Henderson on his appointment as a member of the first

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.

The NOC to release new MOOC lectures on Somalia upwelling and fisheries

Registration for the free online course Ocean Science in Action: Addressing Marine Ecosystems and Food Security in the Western Indian Ocean is now open on Future Learn.

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.

Royal Society Workshop focuses UK research to contribute to the UN Ocean Decade

A recent publication following a workshop led by The Royal Society has announced four key strategic research priorities for the UK, as part an international effort towards the goals of the UN Ocean Decade.

NOC to help shape the future of global ocean research

The UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is playing a key role in shaping the global structure and research agenda for the ocean over the next decade.

World Oceans Day sees publication of Ocean Decade issue of Environmental Scientist

Sustainable Future publication out now

The National Oceanography Centre’s Chief Executive and other NOC ocean experts at were among contributors to an issue of the journal Environmental Scientist published today (World Oceans Day, 8 June 2021) in fully open access form and dedicated to the Ocean Decade.

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.