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Posted: May 2021
Autosub A2KUI operating in Loch Ness

Starting this week members of the NOC's Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems group (MARS) will be hosting a series of seminars about the autonomous platforms, sensors and supporting data ecosystems that have been built under the Oceanids programme to support future low carbon oceanography.

Visit the Oceanids programme website for the full list of events starting this Wednesday 26/05 with Oceanids C2: An innovative... more

Posted: May 2021

The keynote presentation by Andrea Sharpe at the NZOC workshop Future Research Platforms as Data Hubs in a connected world is now available on the project website. More resources will follow soon on the Workshop Materials page.



Posted: Apr 2021

The NZOC team would like to thank all the participants who have contributed to the various NZOC workshops over the past four months. Involving more than 270 participants across the six workshops, these events will form a central part of the NZOC findings that will be submitted this summer.

The findings from workshops 1 and 2 are already available on the Workshop Materials page of the website. Workshops 3-5... more

Posted: Feb 2021

A video summarising the outcomes of the NZOC workshop is now available on the WP1: Future Science Need page or by visiting:

You can provide further feedback for the WP leads by using the ... more

Posted: Sep 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 stakeholders to consider how NERC can maintain and enhance its research infrastructure in the future whilst adhering to the UKRI’s objective of becoming a ‘net-zero’ organisation by 2040. 

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