Latest news

The latest news articles are listed below.


Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2017 a great success

MATS2017 speakers
This week saw the NOC host its third Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS2017) at the Southampton waterfront site. The three day event welcomed more than 200 delegates from eight countries to hear from 40 guest speakers from across industry and academia about the latest developments in marine technology and to share the latest ideas and knowledge.
 

£19 million government investment in NOC technology announced

The government this week announced an investment of over £19 million into NOC platforms and sensor development through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).

Update: changes in the ownership and governance of the National Oceanography Centre

On Friday 27 October, the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation agreed that plans for the NOC to become an independent research institute, should move into preparation phase.

Creepy Creatures

Fangtooth fish

Since it is the season for all things creepy, NOC scientist Dr Tammy Horton has had a rummage through the Discovery Collections to find some suitably ghoulish marine specimens to share with you.

Line-up announced for 2017 Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase

Autosub Long Range

The NOC has announced the line-up for this year’s Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS), which will run from 13–18 November at the waterfront site in Southampton.

Computer models to help inform Pearl Delta planning

Today the NOC announced its involvement in a new, internationally collaborative project that will inform planning for the Pearl River Delta in China by combining measurements of salt in estuarine waters with computer modelling.

New research shows underwater rivers are more powerful and long-lasting than first thought

A team of scientists has discovered that sediment avalanches occurring deep under the ocean are far more frequent and long-lasting than previously thought.

National Oceanography Centre to work with the Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources (VIGMR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), on 26 September, which will develop joint training and technical programmes for knowledge transfer and research collaboration around areas of marine science affecting local and global communities.

Could wetlands protect the world’s most vulnerable city from coastal flooding?

A new, international, collaborative project will investigate the potential of wetlands as a natural defence against rising sea-levels. The project will specifically look at the potential of this technique in the Chinese cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen in the Pearl River Delta, which are ranked as first and ninth cities in the world in terms of annual losses due to flooding.

Support from G7 Science Ministers for Future of the Seas and Oceans Working Group

This week, the 2017 Ministerial Meeting on Science takes place in Turin, Italy. Ministers and senior officials from across the G7 congratulated the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Working Group on the significant progress it has made since Ministers last met in May 2016.