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Latest News and Events

Major European grant using autonomous technology awarded to NOC Scientist

Glider ballasting ready for deployments later this year
NOC oceanographer Dr Stephanie Henson has been awarded a major research grant from the European Research Council (ERC). GOCART (Gauging Ocean organic Carbon fluxes using Autonomous Robotic Technologies) is an ambitious 5-year project that... Read More

Saab Seaeye joins NOC Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

World leading underwater robotics company, Saab Seaeye, has joined the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre, as an Associate Member. Since its foundation in 1986, Saab Seaeye has pioneered many innovations... Read More

High-resolution mapping of deep-sea vertical walls using ocean robots

AUV mapping canyon walls
A new study published by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) combines novel autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) mapping and imaging methodologies to reveal the complex 3D terrain of deep-sea vertical cliffs... Read More

Opportunity to tour a research ship bound for the Arctic to study the impact of climate change


This is an opportunity to go on board RRS James Clark Ross before she embarks on ambitious Arctic science expedition. Join us for a rare behind the scenes tour of the royal research ship (RRS) James Clark Ross while she’s berthed in Southampton on Thursday the 29 of June, before she departs for the frozen north to understand more about how climate change is affecting the Arctic Ocean, and life within it. RRS James Clark Ross is operated by British Antarctic Survey, and is the predecessor to the new polar ship RRS Sir David Attenborough. She departs port on 30 June for a six-week expedition to the Arctic to investigate the impact of a changing climate on the Arctic ecosystem.

Starting at 11am, your visit includes a tour of the ship, a chance to see the equipment and interview key scientists, including Dr Jo Hopkins from the National Oceanography Centre, who is the principal scientific officer of the research expedition, as well as Dr Christian Maerz from the University of Leeds.

Some specialised equipment you’ll see close up will include:

  • A tripod fitted with video cameras that will be sent down to the bottom of the Arctic Ocean to investigate the sea-floor habitats.
  • Drilling equipment used to capture sediment cores from the sea bed and nets used to collect animals living on the seafloor in the Arctic.
  • Instrumentation, such as CTDs, used to collect water samples and small planktonic organisms.
  • Ocean gliders, which will be deployed during this expedition. One will travel between Norway and Svalbard to capture data on changing levels of sea-ice.

Spaces are limited so please book now by contacting Holly Peacock from the National Oceanography Centre, on 023 8059 6215 or holly.peacock@noc.ac.uk.

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