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Sonardyne’s SPRINT-Nav 700 selected for new under-ice AUV

Sonardyne’s SPRINT-Nav 700 selected for new under-ice AUV

10 April 2019   The UK’s centre of excellence for oceanographic sciences, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), has selected high-performance hybrid navigation technology from Sonardyne International Ltd for the next generation of its Autosub autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), targeted for under-ice operations.

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Research expedition begins to investigate deep-sea mineral deposits

Research expedition begins to investigate deep-sea mineral deposits

22 October 2018   This week the Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discoveryset sail to the Rio Grande Rise in the South Atlantic, 1400 km east of Brazil, to investigate cobalt-rich mineral deposits of interest to potential deep-sea mining.

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Smart boulders measure fast and powerful seafloor avalanches

Smart boulders measure fast and powerful seafloor avalanches

08 October 2018   Robotic sensors disguised as boulders, or ‘smart boulders’, have been used to measure the initiation and evolution of huge seafloor avalanches for the first time, revealing some surprising findings that will help inform where best to lay the seafloor cables that keep the internet running.

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ALR ‘Boaty’ completes first under-ice Antarctic mission

ALR ‘Boaty’ completes first under-ice Antarctic mission

14 March 2018   The National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Autosub Long Range (ALR), known affectionately around the world as ‘Boaty McBoatface’, was successfully recovered last week following its first under-ice mission beneath the Filchner Ice Shelf in West Antarctica.

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New insights into biodiversity hotspots could help protect them from potential deep-sea mining

New insights into biodiversity hotspots could help protect them from potential deep-sea mining

08 March 2018   New insights into animal patterns around extinct submarine volcanoes could inform measures used to protect marine ecosystems from human activities, such as trawling and deep-sea mining.

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NOC at Oceanology International 2018

NOC at Oceanology International 2018

06 February 2018   The UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is returning to Oceanology International this year with two exhibition stands, as well as chairing and participating in a number of conference sessions.

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Marine robots detect whales in the deep ocean

Marine robots detect whales in the deep ocean

19 December 2017   A fleet of pioneering marine robots, built and operated by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and its partners, has successfully detected whales and porpoises and recorded the sounds they make in a survey of the deep ocean off northern Scotland.

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The planet’s largest landslides happen on submarine volcanoes

The planet’s largest landslides happen on submarine volcanoes

11 December 2017   Large volume submarine landslides, triggered by the inception and growth of submarine volcanos, represent among the largest mass movements of sediment on Earth’s surface.

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£19 million government investment in NOC technology announced

£19 million government investment in NOC technology announced

10 November 2017   The government this week announced an investment of over £19 million into NOC platforms and sensor development through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).

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Line-up announced for 2017 Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase

Line-up announced for 2017 Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase

26 October 2017   The UK’s National Oceanography Centre (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 NOC’s waterfront site in Southampton.

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Major European grant using autonomous technology awarded to NOC Scientist

Major European grant using autonomous technology awarded to NOC Scientist

06 September 2017   NOC oceanographer Dr Stephanie Henson has been awarded a major research grant from the European Research Council (ERC).

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Award for NOC partner company Marlan Maritime Technologies

Award for NOC partner company Marlan Maritime Technologies

24 July 2017   NOC business partner Marlan Maritime Technologies has won the prestigious Merseyside Innovation Award.

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UK scientists to explore Changing Arctic Ocean to measure climate change threat

UK scientists to explore Changing Arctic Ocean to measure climate change threat

03 July 2017   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.

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Renewables' deep-sea mining conundrum

Renewables' deep-sea mining conundrum

18 April 2017   British scientists exploring an underwater mountain in the Atlantic Ocean have discovered a treasure trove of rare minerals.

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International collaborative expedition to shed lights on microplastics and ocean carbon

International collaborative expedition to shed lights on microplastics and ocean carbon

13 April 2017   On Friday the 14th of April the RRS Discovery will leave Southampton for a research expedition to the Northeast Atlantic.

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

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

06 April 2017   Today at Ocean Business, a project has been launched that aims to develop a guide for using ocean-robots to assess the impact of decommissioned oil structures on marine life.

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Zooplankton behaviour helps solve a carbon cycle mystery

Zooplankton behaviour helps solve a carbon cycle mystery

29 March 2017   A key piece of the carbon cycle puzzle has been solved by scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), with the discovery of the mechanism underpinning more efficient carbon transfer in low oxygen zones.

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Sonardyne becomes a full Partner in NOC’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

Sonardyne becomes a full Partner in NOC’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

16 March 2017   A year after becoming an Associate Member of the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre, global provider of underwater positioning, communications and custom engineering solutions, Sonardyne International Ltd has upgraded its membership to become a full Partner.

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Creating 'Virtual storms' to help design coastal defences and coastal flood warning systems

Creating 'Virtual storms' to help design coastal defences and coastal flood warning systems

15 February 2017   A project has kicked-off in London that will create artificial storms to help predict worst-case scenarios for coastal flooding.

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Long-term Impacts of Deep-sea Mineral Mining

Long-term Impacts of Deep-sea Mineral Mining

09 February 2017   A new international study has demonstrated that deep-sea nodule mining will cause long-lasting damage to deep-sea life.

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New Project to Study the Impacts of Climate Change on Arctic Ecosystems

New Project to Study the Impacts of Climate Change on Arctic Ecosystems

24 January 2017   A new project will investigate how climate-driven changes affect two top Arctic predators, the Harp and Ringed seals, as well as the base of the Arctic food web.

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Tracking the UKs Carbon from Soil to Sea

Tracking the UKs Carbon from Soil to Sea

16 December 2016   This January scientists from a range of disciplines will come together to undertake the first ever coordinated sampling of the major rivers in Great Britain to look for soil derived organic carbon.

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NOC Appoints New Science and Technology Director

NOC Appoints New Science and Technology Director

05 December 2016   Professor Angela Hatton has today begun her new role as Director of Science and Technology at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

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First Global Wind Speed Data from UK TechDemoSat-1 Open New Prospects for Weather Monitoring and Forecasting

First Global Wind Speed Data from UK TechDemoSat-1 Open New Prospects for Weather Monitoring and Forecasting

05 December 2016   The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has developed the first ever global wind speed products based on reflected GPS signals, using data from the UK TechDemoSat-1 satellite.

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New Mini Robot Sub Unveiled at the National Oceanography Centre

New Mini Robot Sub Unveiled at the National Oceanography Centre

29 November 2016   The first robotic microsub capable of being deployed from a robotic surface vehicle was unveiled at the Marine Autonomous and Technology Annual Showcase this November, at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

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Coastal Cities at Risk from Rapid Sea-level Rise with Warming above Two Degrees

Coastal Cities at Risk from Rapid Sea-level Rise with Warming above Two Degrees

08 November 2016   The first predications of coastal sea level with warming of two degrees by 2040 show an average rate of increase three times higher than the 20th century rate of sea level rise.

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Line-up Announced for UK's First Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase

Line-up Announced for UK's First Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase

03 November 2016   The UK’s National Oceanography Centre has announced the line-up for its brand new Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase which is running from 14-18 November at the NOC’s waterfront site in Southampton.

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Liquid Robotics joins the National Oceanography Centre’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

Liquid Robotics joins the National Oceanography Centre’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

02 November 2016   Liquid Robotics, the leader in long duration, unmanned surface ocean robots has become the newest Associate Member of the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre.

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Europe Collaborates to Coordinate Open Ocean Observatories

Europe Collaborates to Coordinate Open Ocean Observatories

28 September 2016   European scientists are joining forces to better understand oceanic change, by coordinating ocean data acquisition, analysis and response on scales ranging from the provincial to the global.

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NOC Launches New Collaborative Platform for Oil and Gas Industry

NOC Launches New Collaborative Platform for Oil and Gas Industry

13 September 2016   The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has today launched a new collaborative way of working with the oil and gas industry.

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