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Posted: 18 September 2020
New research provides the first clear observational evidence of how salinity is linked between the Arctic and the North Atlantic. NOC scientist and lead author, Dr Cristian Florindo-Lopez, said “Ocean salinity plays an important role in regional climate by influencing the ocean currents... Read more
Posted: 18 September 2020
This week, scientists from the NOC attended the annual ICOS Science Conference, which brought together over 1000 researchers working to measure greenhouse gas emissions across Europe. In one of the sessions NOC scientists highlighted the significant, yet under-studied, role of land-ocean... Read more
Posted: 15 September 2020
Royal Research Ship James Cook on a snowy mooring in Halifax, Nova Scotia An ambitious scoping project, led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), has launched today to investigate how to move towards low or zero-carbon oceanographic research. The aim of the NZOC (Net Zero Oceanographic Capability) project is to bring together the marine science community and key... Read more
Posted: 11 September 2020
WireWall equipment being tested as waves over top the sea wall The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has today awarded the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) one of seven individual grants that will use cutting-edge digital technology to advance environmental outcomes. Led by Dr Jenny Brown, NOC Coastal Oceanographer, the new project ‘... Read more
Posted: 11 September 2020
Research published this week shows that treating drinking water reduced the number of microplastic particles per litre by 99.99%. One of the co-authors, Dr Alice Horton from the NOC, said “This is a key step in developing our understanding of human exposure to microplastics, suggesting... Read more
Posted: 7 September 2020
The NOC has contributed to a new study by NASA, published in Nature, which reveals new insights into the processes driving ocean sea level variations for over a century, helping us prepare for the rising seas of the future. Using recent improvements to the global tide gauge data... Read more
Posted: 7 September 2020
RRS Discovery at sea A new sea going bursary has been set up to enable students and early career scientists, including from developing countries who are keen to become involved in the field of marine science or oceanography, to gain practical experience of ship borne science. The new bursary has been made... Read more
Posted: 3 September 2020
Glider deployment in Tanzania A new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the National Oceanography Centre starts 5 October and is now open for registration.   This free online course, Ocean Science in Action: Addressing Marine Ecosystems and Food ... Read more
Posted: 27 August 2020
Peter Saunders The National Oceanography Centre is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Peter Saunders on 20 August 2020. Peter was a Physical Oceanographer who began his career with interests in meteorology. He studied atmospheric convection for his PhD at Imperial College, London before moving to... Read more
Posted: 26 August 2020
Marine Robotics Innovation Centre exterior The NOC’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre has partnered with start-up company Wight Ocean Ltd on a successful proposal into the UK’s Defence and Security Accelerator’s (DASA) Map the Gap funding programme. The project will develop an amphibious bottom crawler to navigate and transit water... Read more