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Boaty McBoatface returns to Plymouth to monitor UK ecosystems

16 June 2022   Engineers and scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have successfully recovered the renowned state-of-the-art underwater robot, Boaty McBoatface, from Thales Turnchapel Wharf in Plymouth, where it completed its most recent deployment out in the Southwest Approaches.....

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National Oceanography Centre opens doors to world-leading European Glider Service Centre

03 May 2022   The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has partnered with subsea technology leader, Teledyne Marine, to open a new European Glider Service Centre. The partners opened the doors to the world-leading centre today, which will expand glider usage for....

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New survey points to lasting impact of Hurricane Maria on marine environments in Dominica

27 April 2022   Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have recently discovered large seagrass beds where coral reefs might have been expected off the Island of Dominica, likely due to damage caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017. The survey....

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Scientists to study marine carbon storage around the Isle of Man

25 April 2022   A study is underway on the Isle of Man to investigate, for the first time, the Island’s marine and coastal role in storing carbon to help mitigate climate change. Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will....

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New study to pave way for future climate models

22 April 2022   The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has led a study to investigate gaps in knowledge of the biological carbon pump, in the hope of prioritising which aspects should be included in future climate model developments, and the observations....

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NOC-led study into storm surge extremes published

01 April 2022   A Nature-published study led by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has quantified for the first time that contributions from human activity may have already altered the likelihood of storm surge extremes. The study – which....

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The NOC leads on ground-breaking carbon capture research

28 March 2022   The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has led a study to investigate gaps in knowledge of how ocean life helps store atmospheric carbon dioxide, otherwise known as the biological carbon pump. The study, published in Global Biogeochemical Cycles, found....

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NOC contributes to latest IPCC report assessing impacts of climate change

07 March 2022   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its next report Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. The report assesses the impacts of climate change, and reviews vulnerabilities, including capacities and limits of the natural world....

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New research shows the average winter northern hemisphere jet stream has moved

22 February 2022   New research shows that the average winter northern hemisphere jet stream position over the North Atlantic and Eurasia has moved northwards by up to 330km, and the mean winter jet speed has increased by 8% to 132mph,....

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Mini boat built by Southampton students departs on RRS Discovery

16 February 2022   A mini boat built by students from King Edward VI School in Southampton has made its maiden voyage from the city on the world-class research ship, RRS Discovery as part of a project coordinated by the National....

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National Oceanography Centre uncovers ground-breaking shifts in tipping points in marine ecosystems

27 January 2022   Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have discovered shifts in tipping points driven by climate change, during an investigative study investigating 21st century plankton communities. Tipping points in the Earth system are a potential consequence of climate....

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Report outlines how UK oceanographic capability must transition to become net zero by 2040

19 January 2022   Findings from a new review into the future of oceanographic research infrastructure have revealed the significant changes that must be made to enable the UK to deliver a Net Zero Oceanographic Capability (NZOC). The report – which....

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National Oceanography Centre’s Professor Ed Hill receives CBE for services to ocean and environmental sciences

18 January 2022   The National Oceanography Centre’s Chief Executive, Professor Ed Hill, received the insignia of a CBE at an investiture at Windsor Castle held by HRH the Duke of Cambridge. Professor Hill was awarded the CBE in the Queen’s....

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National Oceanography Centre takes Boaty McBoatface to travel under Antarctica’s melting Thwaites Glacier

07 December 2021   Engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have headed out to the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica with renowned autonomous underwater vehicle, Boaty McBoatface, to help understand what is causing ice loss from the glacier and better predict....

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NOC celebrates first Sustainability and Social Responsibility Strategy successes

06 December 2021   Aligned to its established corporate values and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has launched its first ever Sustainability and Social Responsibility (SSR) Strategy. With a reputation as the UK’s leading charity for innovative....

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UK's NOC marks step towards Net Zero tech innovations with 25th anniversary

16 November 2021   This year, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its first Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) mission. Over the last quarter of a century, the NOC’s underwater robots have been at the centre of....

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NOC launches funding initiative to empower people to support ocean sustainability

11 November 2021   Leading charity, the National Oceanography Centre, is calling on individuals and businesses to protect the future of the ocean by joining its newly launched, Ocean Alliance. The funding programme will be an essential resource for global ocean....

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NOC announces keynote speakers for MATS 2021

08 November 2021   The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has announced the keynote speakers for this year’s Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS) 2021, which will be held as a hybrid event for the first time on 9–11 November. MATS has grown....

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National Oceanography Centre installs new tide guages in Saint Lucia to reduce vulnerability to climate change

28 October 2021   The UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is working on behalf of the Government of Saint Lucia through the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP) to install three new tide gauges to help reduce the island’s vulnerability to natural....

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NOC to exhibit 'Boaty McBoatface' at Ice Worlds Greenwich

25 October 2021   The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will be taking part in Ice Worlds Greenwich, an event hosted by Royal Museums Greenwich and British Antarctic Survey on 28th-30th October. The NOC will be showcasing Autosub Long Range (ALR), better known....

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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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