international impact

COP27 results in considerable steps forward for the ocean

The Ocean Pavilion (credit: UNFCCC COP27 14Nov22 AroundTheVenue KiaraWorth-10)

While the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (UNFCCC COP) has a way to go to achieve its core objective of preventing the global temperature from exceeding 1.5°C by the end century, COP27 marked a significant step forward for our ocean by providing, for the first time, inclusion into the overarching decision.

Inspiring interns complete their terms at the International Seabed Authority

Two interns are completing their terms with the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Secretariat as a direct result of our contributions and our charitable commitment to educating and inspiring the next generation of change makers.

Empowering women in deep-sea research

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) recently signed a Letter of Cooperation with the UN International Seabed Authority (ISA) to support initiatives for the inclusion of women in deep-sea research.

The jet stream is moving northwards… but not everywhere

The jet stream over the North Atlantic and UK. Image Credit: Crondallweather

New research led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the Maynooth University ICARUS Climate Research Centre in Ireland shows that the average winter northern hemisphere jet stream position over the North Atlantic and Eurasia has moved northwards by up to 330km.

National Oceanography Centre installs new tide gauges in Saint Lucia to reduce vulnerability to climate change

The UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is working on behalf of the Government of Saint Lucia through the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP) to install three new tide gauges to help reduce the island’s vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change.

Increasing hurricane intensity around Bermuda linked to rising ocean temperatures

A satellite image of Hurricane Humberto, west of Bermuda, U.S., September 17, 2019. Photo courtesy: NOAA/Handout via Reuters

New research shows that hurricane intensity in the subtropical Atlantic around Bermuda has more than doubled over the last 60 years due to rising ocean temperatures in the region.

Hurricanes intensify by extracting energy from the warm ocean surface via air-sea heat fluxes, so a warmer ocean can lead to more intense hurricanes.