NOC publishes first Annual Report as a Charity

This week, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) publish its first Annual Review as a charitable company limited by guarantee.

Discovery of new rock property earns prize

The pore network

The discovery of a new fundamental rock property will improve estimates of underground resources, such as hydrocarbons and drinking water, as well as CO2 storage reservoir capacity.

Satellite science improves storm surge forecasting around the world

Hurricane Katrina (courtesy: NASA/Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team)

A new online resource which will help coastguards, meteorological organisations and scientific communities predict future storm surge patterns has been created, with scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) playing a central role in its development.

‘Mixing it up’ in the Southern Ocean

RRS James Clark Ross

The Southern Ocean encircles Antarctica and plays a key role in controlling the global climate. It is here that ocean currents return from the abyss to the surface, closing the global ocean overturning circulation. This circulation drives the poleward transport of heat, which is critical to the relatively mild weather here in the UK.

World-first experiment on a controlled sub-seabed CO2 leak demonstrates minimal environmental impact and rapid recovery

Monitoring of a small-scale carbon dioxide leak during the experiment

This week an international team of leading scientists, including three from NOC, have published results of the first ever sub-sea carbon dioxide impact, detection and monitoring experiment relevant to Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS) in sub-seabed storage reservoirs.

NOC’s research evaluated as world class

Research carried out by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre is “world class”.

That is the verdict of an independent panel of experts in a detailed evaluation exercise, the results of which are published today. It further underlines NOC’s reputation as an internationally, front-ranked oceanographic research institute.

NOC part of UK’s excellence on global scientific stage

National Oceanography Centre

The National Oceanography Centre has been ranked in the world’s top 100 institutions for earth and environmental science, contributing to the UK’s status as second only to the United States among countries producing high impact published scientific research.

Video diaries go back millions of years

JOIDES Resolution

Video of deep-ocean drilling research will be featured at this year’s 2012 AGU meeting in California, including the debut of a new 20-minute documentary of the expedition in the Atlantic this summer.

Measuring the impact of storms on river and estuarine pollution

A red tide in Empress Dock, Southampton

A team of scientists have won over £1 million from the Natural Environment Research Council to monitor the effect of storms on pollution in a river / estuary in Hampshire.

Incident involving the ROV Isis

ROV Isis

Statement by the National Oceanography Centre
The National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK, can confirm that there has been an incident involving the RRS James Cook in which the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Isis came into contact with the ship’s port propeller.