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Latest News and Events

Expedition sets sail to investigate carbon in the Benguela upwelling

Bongo nets
On 23 May 2018 the Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discovery will begin an ambitious science expedition to the South Atlantic to study the role of low oxygen zones in ocean carbon storage. The results of this investigation will help improve understanding... Read More

NOC scientists set sail to investigate human impacts in the open ocean

The PAP Observatory buoy on the ocean surface
On Saturday 19 May, the RRS James Cook will leave Southampton for a research expedition to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain – Sustained Observatory (PAP-SO) in the northeast Atlantic Ocean. This expedition aims to answer fundamental questions about how... Read More

Call for abstracts for the NOC's Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase 2018

MATS 2018 call for abstracts - closes July 15
The NOC is calling for abstract submissions for the 2018 Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS). The deadline for submissions is 15 July. Following on from the success of MATS 2017, this year's event will take place from Tuesday 13... Read More

Opportunities for media to join scientific expeditions on-board the RRS Discovery and RRS James Cook, as well as shore based deployments of autonomous vehicles, and events, will be posted here.

Media wishing to join a research expedition on a ship should read the Media Activities Aboard NERC Ships Policy and submit the formal request form contained within the document.

8 June - World Oceans Day
Spokespeople available at Liverpool and Southampton sites.

9 June - NOC Southampton Open Day
A family friendly open day at our Southampton site. On display will be latest scientifc projects including our research into microplastics found in the deep ocean.

4-5 December - CommOCEAN 2018, St Mary's Stadium, Southampton
The 3rd International Marine Science Communication Conference will be hosted by the NOC in Southampton. Over 250 delegates working within ocean science communication from around the world will meet to discuss activity and build skills.
 

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