Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

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

UN Decade Logo

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

Report assesses evidence needs

Palace of Westminster

As the EU marked European Maritime Day this month, a Government-backed report has been published reviewing private and public sector marine science and evidence needs. It also assesses the ability of the UK’s private sector marine science and technology sector to meet those needs, and opportunities for future growth.

First seabed sonar to measure marine energy effect on environment and wildlife

Fall of Warness, EMEC tidal test site (courtesy of Aquatera)

UK scientists will measure the effect on the marine environment and wildlife of devices that harness tide and wave energy using sonar technology that has, for the first time, been successfully deployed on the seabed.

NOC welcomes Defra science adviser appointment

Professor Ian Boyd, Defra’s new Chief Scientific Adviser

The National Oceanography Centre has welcomed the appointment of Professor Ian Boyd as Defra’s new Chief Scientific Adviser.

Discovering lost salmon at sea

Large male salmon held By William Beaumont, GWCT (© Anton Ibbotson)

Where Atlantic salmon feed in the ocean has been a long-standing mystery, but new research led by the University of Southampton shows that marine location can be recovered from the chemistry of fish scales. Surprisingly, salmon from different British rivers migrate to feed in separate places, and may respond differently to environmental change.