Seabed Mining and Resilience to Experimental Impact (SMARTEX)

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

Study reveals massive fall of dead red crabs in the deep-sea

Carcasses of red crab <i>Pleuroncodes planipes</i> photographed by Autsub6000 during seabed surveys in the NE abyssal Pacific

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have made a surprise discovery of thousands of dead swimming crabs, 4,000 metres deep in the abyssal Pacific.

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’).