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National Oceanography Centre

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About National Oceanography Centre

The National Oceanography Centre is the United Kingdom’s centre of excellence for oceanographic sciences. We have a remit to provide national capability and leadership for big ocean science.

The UK has a long tradition as an ocean science pioneer with world leading capabilities and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is one of the world's top oceanographic institutions. We provide the UK with the national capability needed to be a top global player and to lead and participate in international cooperations. The NOC undertakes world leading research in large scale oceanography and ocean measurement technology innovation. We work with Government and business to turn great science and technology into advice and applications. The NOC supports the UK science community based in universities and smaller research institutes with scientific facilities, research infrastructure and irreplaceable data assets - enabling the UK to harness the full power and diversity of its scientific talent in ocean science. 

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