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Posted: August 3, 2017
The States of Jersey has today published a review looking at the impact of climate change on Jersey’s sea levels and coastline. The review, prepared by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), was based on a study commissioned by the Department of the Environment and Department for Infrastructure... Read more
Posted: August 3, 2017
Tanzanian fishing market A new project focussing on Sustainable Oceans, Livelihoods and food Security Through Increased Capacity in Ecosystem research (SOLSTICE), aims to strengthen the ability of the nine Western Indian Ocean nations to address the challenges of sustainable management of marine resources. Over 100... Read more
Posted: July 28, 2017
NOC scientists have contributed to a major new publication by the UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP), which demonstrates the effects climate change is having on UK seas and coastlines. In 2006, a partnership of UK scientists, government, its agencies and non-governmental... Read more
Posted: July 24, 2017
Award for NOC partner company Marlan Maritime Technologies NOC business partner Marlan Maritime Technologies has won the prestigious Merseyside Innovation Award 2017 this week. Liverpool-based Marlan Maritime Technologies create bespoke solutions for port and coastal vessel traffic management using a combination of radar and video camera remote... Read more
Posted: July 4, 2017
The first comprehensive study of the impact of global sea-level rise on tides has implications for future coastal flood risk, harbour management, and the long term planning of tidal energy sites. This research, published in Continental Shelf Research by scientists at the National... Read more
Posted: June 30, 2017
RRS James Clark Ross A new £10 Million research programme to investigate how the Arctic Ocean is changing kicks off today with its first research expedition to the Barents Sea. Over 20 researchers from 16 UK research institutes join forces to understand the knock on effects of rapid warming and sea ice loss in the... Read more
Posted: June 28, 2017
IOC Vice Chair 2015-17 Stephen Hall with Christa von Hillebrandt-Andrade Chair of the UNESCO IOC Caribbean tsunami early warning system, and Dr Vladimir Ryabinin Executive Secretary of IOC The UK delegation to the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, represented by IOC Vice Chair and former NOC Head of International and Strategic Partnerships, Stephen Hall, was honoured to accept Certificates of Recognition for successfully implementing the UNESCO IOC Tsunami Ready... Read more
Posted: June 28, 2017
Autosub Long Range being deployed from the RRS James Clark Ross The RRS James Clark Ross arrived at the NOC last week, returning Autosub Long Range (ALR) home after its first scientific deployment in the Antarctic. Developed by the NOC, Autosub Long Range, the latest type of autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), captured unprecedented data about some of... Read more
Posted: June 27, 2017
Sea anemone in an abyssal area with polymetallic nodules in the Clarion Clipperton Zone, in the Pacific, at over 4000 m depth Biodiversity losses from deep-sea mining are unavoidable and possibly irrevocable, an international team of 15 marine scientists and legal scholars argue in a letter published today in the journal Nature Geoscience. The experts say the International Seabed Authority, responsible under for... Read more
Posted: June 26, 2017
UK Robotics Week New and innovative marine autonomous and robotic vehicles being developed at the NOC are pushing the limits on how we can explore our oceans. With capabilities allowing us to reach new depths, travel under ice and collect data in some of the most environmentally hostile environments, #... Read more