Marine community scopes out zero-carbon future for ocean research

Royal Research Ship James Cook on a snowy mooring in Halifax, Nova Scotia

New digital project to tackle flood hazard

WireWall equipment being tested as waves over top the sea wall

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has today awarded the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) one of seven individual grants that will use cutting-edge digital technology to advance environmental outcomes.

Global marine data to become unified and accessible


An international project aims to enable the next great scientific advances in global marine research by making marine data sets more easily accessible to researchers worldwide.

National Oceanography Centre wins €1.8 million grant to explore the deep ocean floor for minerals

Robotic Underwater Vehicle (RUV) HyBIS (Photo courtesy of NOC)

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has been awarded €1.8 million to study massive sulphide deposits on floor of the Atlantic Ocean, three kilometres beneath the surface. The research is part of a wider, international programme to assess seafloor mineral resources that has received €10 million funding from the European Commission.

NOC supports NERC PhD training investment

Taking water samples at sea

The National Oceanography Centre is participating in a major Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) training initiative announced by the Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts.

European funding success

National Oceanography Centre

NOC has been successful in gaining European funding awards to train young scientists.

New study to predict future shape of coastline

An ADCP frame will be used to measure turbulence and sediment transport

A new experiment is under way that will help forecast the shape of the Dutch coastline under changing climate conditions, involving scientists and engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

New capital investment in marine robotics for NERC

Autosub6000 onboard ship

The National Oceanography Centre has welcomed the news that its owning body, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) will receive £10 million over the next two years for research and development of Marine Robotics.

Coral researcher recognised with prestigious award

Bleached corals (Porites sp.) in the Persian / Arabian Gulf (courtesy of Jörg Wiedenmann)

Research into a process that is threatening to wipe out coral reefs, by a scientist at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, has been recognised with a prestigious award worth 1.29 million euros.

NOC secures UK contract for tidal ‘early warning system’

Half tide bubbler

The contract to inspect and maintain the United Kingdom’s network of tidal gauges – the country’s early warning system for coastal flooding – has been won by the National Oceanography Centre.

The contract, worth £1,080,000 over four years, was awarded by the UK’s Environment Agency.