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Women in Engineering Day

Women in Engineering Day 2017

NOC represents UK at Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

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Ocean circulation can impact on the effectiveness of marine protected areas

Researchers at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) studying the UK’s four largest Marine Protected Areas have found that, because of the ocean’s vigorous circulation, even remote, seemingly pristine habitats, are not isolated from human activities, and may be vulnerable to pollution and overfishing impacts.

Seafloor communities may have it worse under climate change

New findings from researchers at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) indicate that seafloor communities will be more impacted by climate change the deeper they are in the ocean.

International collaborative expedition to shed light on microplastics and ocean carbon

On Friday 14 April the RRS Discovery will leave Southampton for a research expedition to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain sustained ocean observatory (PAP-SO) in the Northeast Atlantic.

Deep-sea mining research at the NOC

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is engaged in research into the potential risks and benefits of exploiting deep-sea mineral resources, some of which are essential for low-carbon technology, as well as using ocean robots to estimate the environmental impact of these potential deep-sea mining activities.

Could ocean robots help decide if oil-rigs could become reefs?

Basket star on an oil structure

Today at Ocean Business, in Southampton, a project has been launched aiming to develop a guide for using ocean-robots to assess the impact of decommissioned oil structures on marine life.

NOC hosts international Marine Cluster reception

Representatives from Ireland, Canada, USA and France attended a welcome reception for Marine Cluster representatives attending Ocean Business last night at the NOC in Southampton.

NOC welcomes Ocean Business 2017

Ocean Business at NOC dockside
Ocean Business 2017, the hands-on marine technology exhibition and training forum (4–6 April 2017) will bring over 340 international exhibitors to the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton.
 
Hosted at the NOC, Ocean Business brings together the world’s leading manufacturers and service providers in the maritime industry sector.
 

Global climatic change prompts marine life to go on the move

How global climate change will alter the ocean and ecosystems at the heart of global food security over the 21st century has been highlighted by a trio of ground-breaking research papers.