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Latest News and Events

Future changes in global tides will change flood risk and tidal energy decisions

The first comprehensive study of the impact of global sea-level rise on tides has implications for future coastal flood risk, harbour management, and the long term planning of tidal energy sites.  This research, published in ... Read More

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

RRS James Clark Ross
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. Over 20 researchers from 16 UK research institutes join forces to understand the knock on... Read More

NOC receives recognition for tsunami ready pilot project

The UK delegation to the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, represented by IOC Vice Chair and former NOC Head of International and Strategic Partnerships, Stephen Hall, was honoured to accept Certificates of Recognition for... Read More

Opportunity to tour a research ship bound for the Arctic to study the impact of climate change

This is an opportunity to go on board RRS James Clark Ross before she embarks on ambitious Arctic science expedition. Join us for a rare behind the scenes tour of the royal research ship (RRS) James Clark Ross while she’s berthed in Southampton on Thursday the 29 of June, before she departs for the frozen north to understand more about how climate change is affecting the Arctic Ocean, and life within it. RRS James Clark Ross is operated by British Antarctic Survey, and is the predecessor to the new polar ship RRS Sir David Attenborough. She departs port on 30 June for a six-week expedition to the Arctic to investigate the impact of a changing climate on the Arctic ecosystem.

Starting at 11am, your visit includes a tour of the ship, a chance to see the equipment and interview key scientists, including Dr Jo Hopkins from the National Oceanography Centre, who is the principal scientific officer of the research expedition, as well as Dr Christian Maerz from the University of Leeds.

Some specialised equipment you’ll see close up will include:

  • A tripod fitted with video cameras that will be sent down to the bottom of the Arctic Ocean to investigate the sea-floor habitats.
  • Drilling equipment used to capture sediment cores from the sea bed and nets used to collect animals living on the seafloor in the Arctic.
  • Instrumentation, such as CTDs, used to collect water samples and small planktonic organisms.
  • Ocean gliders, which will be deployed during this expedition. One will travel between Norway and Svalbard to capture data on changing levels of sea-ice.

Spaces are limited so please book now by contacting Holly Peacock from the National Oceanography Centre, on 023 8059 6215 or

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