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NOC and Subsea 7 launch research alliance aim to improve scientific understanding of global oceans

13 October 2021   The UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is partnering with Subsea 7, a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects for the energy sector, to create BORA Blue Ocean Research Alliance™. The alliance represents a significant....

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UK marine expertise enabling characterisation of coastal environments, Antigua and Barbuda

07 October 2021   The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) and Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) are undertaking a series of surveys in Antigua and Barbuda to improve the Government’s knowledge of its coastal environments....

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National Oceanography Centre calls for urgent action to protect and restore global waters

29 September 2021   The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is calling on political and financial investment to address one of the world’s greatest challenges of this generation. Today, the European Union launched a moon-shot mission to restore our ocean and waters,....

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Mini-boat ‘KES Kraken’ built by students to set sail during NOC expedition

24 September 2021   An exciting Educational Passages mini-boat project coordinated by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is underway at King Edwards VI School in Southampton this month, engaging students in the world of ocean exploration and key environmental issues. The....

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National Oceanography Centre puts marine robots at heart of future ocean observations in developing nations

23 September 2021   A community engagement programme in East Africa led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has demonstrated how marine robots have the potential to transform ocean research for developing nations, offering a viable alternative to expensive research infrastructure,....

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Scientists aim to reverse the trend of seagrass degradation

30 August 2021   The UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is working alongside eleven principal scientists, political bodies and NGOs concerned with seagrass management, on the current Recovery of Seagrass for Ocean Wealth UK project (ReSOW UK). ReSOW UK will provide scientific....

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New study uncovers hidden behaviour of the Arctic Ocean’s currents that could alter future climate change predictions

18 August 2021   A new study has discovered that the Transpolar Drift, a strong surface current in the Arctic Ocean, is more variable than was previously known. With the Arctic currently changing at unprecedented rates, this discovery could impact future....

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NOC to survey Caribbean marine environments as part of the CME Programme

09 August 2021   The programme, which aims to ensure marine resources that belong to Commonwealth Small Island Developing States are better understood and managed, is delivered on behalf of the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office by a partnership of world-leading....

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Scientists develop sustainable solutions against coastal flooding and erosion

02 August 2021   The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in partnership with University of Liverpool, Cranfield University, and St Andrews University has been awarded funding by UK Research and Innovation as one of six new research projects that aim to build....

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NOC scientists to join major new international expedition

26 July 2021   This month, scientists from the UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will join a team of marine scientists from the iAtlantic project on a month-long collaborative expedition to investigate the ecosystems and natural processes in the deep sea....

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The NOC comments on NASA warning of 'moon wobble'

19 July 2021   The UK could be heading for a spell of severe coastal flooding in the 2030s, as rising sea levels caused by climate change look set to combine with storm surges and super-high tides caused by a "wobble”....

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Scientists to study environmental impacts of deep sea mining in central Pacific ocean

14 July 2021   The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is set to lead a four-year project to determine the potential environmental impacts of deep-sea mining in the central Pacific Ocean. The Seabed Mining and Resilience To EXperimental Impact (SMARTEX) project –....

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Research to start on end-of-life oil fields

05 July 2021   The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has secured funding from the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), which will take robot submarine ‘Boaty McBoatface’ around end-of-life oil and gas fields. The Autonomous Techniques for infraStructure Ecological Assessment (AT-SEA)....

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NOC Represents the UK at the 31st Assembly of the IOC-UNESCO

28 June 2021   As the providers of the UK Delegation at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) NOC’s Chief Executive, Prof Ed Hill (NOC CEO and Head of UK Delegation) and Alan Evans (NOC Head of Marine Policy and....

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National Oceanography Centre to help shape the future of global ocean research

15 June 2021   The UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is playing a key role in shaping the global structure and research agenda for the ocean over the next decade. Experts from the NOC have been integral to shaping several action....

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NOC: Deforestation darkening the seas above world’s second biggest reef

14 June 2021   Converting Central American tropical forests into agricultural land is changing the colour and composition of natural material washing into nearby rivers, making it less likely to decompose before it reaches the ocean, a new Southampton-led study has....

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Latest research on AMOC casts doubt on past climate change interpretations

11 June 2021   A new international study has cast doubts on the view that variations in the density of some of the deepest currents of the subpolar North Atlantic Ocean are caused by winter surface conditions and represent changes in....

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NOC publishes first annual report as a charity

04 June 2021   From 1 November 2019 the NOC began operation as an independent self-governing organisation, with the freedoms needed to develop further as a world-class research institution. This was the latest milestone in our proud 60 year history, where....

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Seafloor megablocks show half of Anak Krakatau island collapsed into the sea, causing tsunami

14 May 2021   For the first time, scientists have been able to study the deposits of a volcanic island landslide-tsunami immediately after the incident with the benefit of modern acoustic equipment. Dr James Hunt from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), in....

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The earliest round-the-world marine research voyages give new insights on climate change

30 April 2021   For the first time, scientists have used ocean measurements taken on research voyages almost 150 years ago to learn more about how human activity has impacted climate change. Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the Scottish....

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NOC signs MOU to promote UK/US BlueTech collaboration

23 April 2021   The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has just announced a strategic partnership with TMA BlueTech®. This will advance the sustainable Blue Economy and BlueTech in the UK/US by introductions and joint events designed to encourage collaboration in each....

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NOC to host Ocean Business in October 2021

08 March 2021   The organisers of Ocean Business have announced the event has been rescheduled from July to October 2021. The ocean technology exhibition and training forum will be deferred to the new dates of 12-14 October 2021 at the....

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Scientists create first of its kind guidelines for identifying species through images

02 March 2021   Scientists have created a set of unique guidelines for image-based species identification to improve biodiversity data collection. Led by Dr Tammy Horton at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), the new guide provides rules for the use of....

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Robotic gliders launched to investigate huge South Atlantic iceberg

22 February 2021   New images released show the UK’s National Oceanography Centre launching a robotic underwater glider from the RRS James Cook. The first images released of the glider launch mark the start of a four-month mission to investigate the....

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NOC mission to investigate giant iceberg underway

08 February 2021   The ship's crew and NOC researchers on board RRS James Cook were joined by scientists from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) this week as their quarantine ended ahead of the expedition to the massive A68a iceberg in....

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NOC publishes home-schooling resources

08 January 2021   The following has been compiled by the National Oceanography Centre as a resource for home-schooling. Every little helps as they say, so if you're looking for a little extra educational content, here are a few things which we....

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National Oceanography Centre launches mission to investigate giant iceberg

21 December 2020   A research mission to determine the impact of the giant A-68a iceberg on one of the world’s most important ecosystems gets underway next month. A team of scientists, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), will set....

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NOC success in technology pitch battle

30 November 2020   The NOC’s Aidan Thorn, Marine Robotics Innovation Centre Manager, was crowned the winner in the Oil and Gas Technology Centre’s (OGTC) ‘Technology Pitch Battle’ this week. Aidan was invited by the OGTC to take part in the....

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Innovative NOC project wins funding to support Blue Economy and sustainable energy

25 November 2020   A new project being led by the National Oceanography Centre to develop a system to improve the efficiency of offshore renewable energy generation and help develop the Blue Economy has been awarded funding from Innovate UK’s Sustainable....

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BAE Systems joins the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre as an Affiliate Partner

24 November 2020   The NOC’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre has announced that BAE Systems is joining its thriving technology development community as an Affiliate Partner. The NOC and BAE Systems have collaborated on a number of exciting Marine Autonomous Systems and....

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