National Oceanography Centre – Project mini sites

A full list of projects can be found at

Projects hosted here:

  • ANDREX (Antarctic Deep Water Rates of Export) The ANDREX project seeks to assess the role of the Weddell gyre in driving the southern closure of the meridional overturning circulation, in ventilating the deep global ocean, and in sequestering carbon and nutrients in the global ocean abyss.
  • BGA2015  British Geophysical Association Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting 2015.
  • CME-Programme Enabling safe and sustainable marine economies across Commonwealth Small Island Developing States
  • CodeMAP (Complex Deep-sea Environments: Mapping habitat heterogeneity As Proxy for biodiversity) Complex Deep-sea Environments: Mapping habitat heterogeneity As Proxy for biodiversity (CODEMAP) searches for alternative methods to quantify deep-sea biodiversity.
  • COMICS COMICS is a four year collaborative research project that aims to quantify the flow of carbon in the ocean's 'twilight' zone in order to more accurately model global climate change.
  • CORER (Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy Research) CORER unites academics, researchers and postgraduate students with ambition to produce novel and fundamental scientific research within the offshore renewable energy field and disseminate research to industry to reduce inherent risks and uncertainties in the offshore renewable energy sector.
  • DOO Deep-Ocean Observatories
  • Exploring Ocean Fronts The field trials will provide a valuable insight into what happens at the shelf and its marine ecosystem, gather environmental data, plus feed back vital information on how the different USVs perform in preparation for future scientific applications.
  • The Extended Ellett Line The Extended Ellett Line is a project to measure and understand the ocean to the west of the UK. We are looking at how and why the currents, temperature and salinity have changed over the past few decades.
  • GAIC 2015  A combined GO-SHIP/Argo/ IOCCP conference on physical and biogeochemical measurements of the water column
  • HOSTACE (Historical Ocean Surface Temperatures: Accuracy, Characterisation and Evaluation) We hope HOSTACE will improve our understanding of how the dramatic change in technology we have seen over the observational record has affected the consistency of the measured SSTs.
  • Indeep
  • LAB2015 The Lithosphere Asthenosphere Boundary 2015 conference.
  • Landslide-Tsunami Consortium The consortium will run for four years from October 2012 and involves sea and land-based fieldwork, modelling studies and societal cost estimates.
  • MarineE-tech Minerals are essential for economic development, the functioning of society and maintaining our quality of life.
  • MESO-CLIP (MESoscale Ocean eddies and CLImate Predictability)  Mesoscale ocean eddies are ubiquitous swirls of water in the world oceans. In the framework of MESO-CLIP we will investigate how strongly and on what timescales these eddies affect the variability and predictability of the ocean and of the atmosphere.
  • Mideast Coral Reef Society Initiative The Mideast Coral Reef Society (MCRS) is an association of researchers and members of governmental, non-governmental, academic, industry and private sector organisations with an interest in a broad range of aspects of Middle Eastern reefs.
  • National Tidal and Sea Level Facility The National Tidal and Sea Level Facility (NTSLF) was established in 2002 to reflect the importance of national sea level monitoring to the public and government, as well as to the academic community.
  • OMAN Drilling Project  A multi-national collaboration to explore ancient seafloor in the deserts of Oman
  • SenseOCEAN SenseOCEAN draws together world leading marine sensor developers to create a highly integrated multifunction and cost-effective in situ marine biogeochemical sensor system.
  • Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity + Surface Ocean Salinity SMOS+SOS is a project funded under the ESA STSE (Support to Science Element) programme to demonstrate the performance and scientific value of SMOS Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) products through five well-defined case studies (CS).
  • STEMM-CCS Strategies for Environmental Monitoring of Marine Carbon Capture and Storage
  • SPITFIRE (Southampton Partnership for Innovative Training of Future Investigators Researching the Environment) SPITFIRE is a NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) creating an innovative multi-disciplinary experience for the effective training of future leaders in environmental science, engineering, technology development, business, and policy.
  • TEA-COSI (The Environment of the Arctic: Climate, Ocean and Sea Ice) The project will deliver a substantial enhancement in our understanding of key Arctic ocean and sea ice processes and their impact on the Arctic and wider climate system, in both the present and future.
  • UK-IOC  The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission promotes international cooperation and coordination in research, services and capacity-building across the marine environment.
  • UK-OSNAP Improving understanding of the circulation and fluxes of the North Atlantic Subpolar Gyre.