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New Director of Science & Technology for the National Oceanography Centre

Professor Angela Hatton

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Angela Hatton as its new Director of Science & Technology to succeed Professor Ian Wright who is leaving NOC take up the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) at the University of Canterbury at Christchurch in his native New Zealand.

Angela Eagle MP visits the NOC

Angela Eagle MP visits the tide predicting machines exhibition at the NOC

NOC was delighted to host Angela Eagle MP for Wallasey and Shadow Business Secretary and First Secretary of State, to showcase NOC science and in particular the world leading science carried out in Liverpool.

The global ocean goes online for Ocean Business

Ocean circulation

The spread of oil spills and marine pollution through the world’s oceans can now be simulated on computer models developed by the National Oceanography Centre to help the marine industry manage and measure risk.

Robot fleet heads to the Science Museum in London

NOC’s robot fleet

During half term, 28–30 October, some of the fleet of robots currently exploring the ocean off the coast of the Isles of Scilly will be on display at the Science Museum in London.

RRS Discovery and James Cook project officer awarded MBE

Ed Cooper MBE

The National Oceanography Centre’s project officer for both RRS Discovery and James Cook, Edward Cooper, has been awarded an MBE for services to marine science. The announcement was made in the Queen’s birthday honours list this month.

Webinar on Argo – Revolution and Evolution

Dr Brian King with Argo Float

A recording of a recent webinar on Argo – Revolution and Evolution given by Dr Brian King, a member of the Argo Steering Team based at the National Oceanography Centre, is now available online.

A final farewell to Discovery

RRS Discovery leaving NOC for the last time (photo: Catherine Beswick)

Friday 21 December saw the final departure of a ship that has served UK marine science for the past 50 years.

Discovery launched

The new Discovery

The new research ship serving UK marine science has been successfully launched at its yard in Vigo, Northern Spain.

The Royal Research Ship Discovery is now alongside an outfitting berth at the shipbuilder, CNP Freire, SA where fitting out is under way.

Statement from the National Oceanography Centre

National Oceanography Centre

Staff reductions at the National Oceanography Centre

Professor Walter Munk opens the new National Oceanographic Library

Prof Walter Munk rings the bell from RRS Charles Darwin

The National Oceanographic Library was officially opened today by renowned oceanographer Professor Walter Munk, at an event at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton.