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Missing ocean monitoring instrument found after five years at sea

After going missing on Christmas Day five years ago, deep ocean measuring equipment belonging to the UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has just been found on a beach in T

Season’s Greetings from the NOC

Predicting Ocean Change

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is a world-leader in numerical modelling of the global oceans and shelf seas. This includes modelling the ocean circulation and heat transport, marine ecosystems, sea-ice, turbulence, surface waves, sediment transport, tides and storm surges.

Royal Navy supports successful trials of new underwater micro-robots

A submarine glider ready for deployment (front right) with HMS Enterprise in the background (Photo: NOC)

An innovative marine robot, called ecoSUB, has been successfully trialled off the Orkney Isles in northern Scotland during a marine robot demonstrator mission co-ordinated by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

WireWall project wins international recognition

The WireWall project team were in Amsterdam in their posh frocks and dickie bows last week for the Dredging and Port Construction Awards 2018, where they were shortlisted for ‘Research Project / Team of the Year’ and ‘Environmental Port Project of the Year’ for the wave overtopping and coastal

NOC host international workshop on detection and on-site inspection of marine nuclear tests

Image from @ctbto_alerts on Twitter

From 12–16 Nov 2018, the National Oceanography Centre hosted the 24th On-Site Inspection (OSI) workshop of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO).

Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase goes from strength to strength

MATS 2018 highlights

Last week (13-15 November) saw the NOC host the Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2018 (MATS-2018), which welcomed hundreds of delegates from across industry, academia, government, defence and beyond to the Southampton waterfront site.

New research expedition to study the Southern Ocean carbon pump

RRS Discovery is currently sailing to remote waters beyond the southwest tip of Chile. This is part of an exciting project, led by the NOC, to understand how the Southern Ocean takes up and stores carbon from the atmosphere.

New funding for INSPIRE marine science PhD studentships at NOC

The Interdisciplinary Southampton Partnership for Investigators Researching the Environment (INSPIRE) partnership, which the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is part of, has been awarded 80 PhD studentships over the next five years.

Characterising the impacts of land-use change in the Belize coastal zone

On 29 October 2018, scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) began a multi-disciplinary program of fieldwork in Belize that aims to help characterise the impacts of changes in land-use management on coastal environments.

Marine robots could help improve forecasts of European weather in the future

On Saturday 20th October the Royal Research Ship (RRS) James Cook departed on an expedition during which a new automated system of collecting climate data will be trialed. If successful, the new technology could help improve long-range European weather forecasts in the future.