NOC
National Oceanography Centre

National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, UK
Established: 1949
https://noc.ac.uk/
Organisation type: Research/academic institution
Geographical scope: Global
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Organisation’s vision:

Our vision for the NOC is by 2025 to be seen as the world’s most innovative oceanographic institution.

Organisation’s mission:

Our main mission as the National Oceanography Centre is to make sense of changing seas, upon which future human prosperity and wellbeing depends. The way in which we intend to achieve our mission is by

Undertaking and enabling world-class science and technology development;
Providing large research facilities and access to data and samples for the benefit of UK science
Creating value and public benefit by supporting, with scientific evidence, the development of public policy, hazard assessment, ocean governance and regulation, and sustainable development
Going forwards, we will better exploit the synergies across these different supporting pillars of our mission to drive novel and innovative approaches to our work, enabling us to do things that are distinctive and that few others could do.

Organisation’s objectives (if different from the Mission):

Our Strategic Goals are a balanced series of aims that will help us work together as ‘one NOC’ in driving forwards the whole organisation towards our common vision. Under each of these goals are high-level Strategic Objectives that emphasise integration and innovation.

Goal 1: Undertake internationally excellent research and technology development to advance the frontiers of knowledge about the ocean
Goal 2: Create public benefit from all of the NOC’s capabilities
Goal 3: Successfully translate world-leading and innovative research and technology developments to achieve wider impact
Goal 4: Provide world-class underpinning capabilities that enable the UK and global ocean scientific endeavour

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Activities

  • Conducting research and/or observations
  • Data management, interoperability, sharing, access, open data policies
  • Providing scientific advice for policy makers
NOC
has observer/participant/member status with
Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean
NOC
has observer/participant/member status with
European Marine Board European Marine Board