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Dr. John Siddorn will take on the role ofChief Scientist and Director of Data, Science & Technology (DST), at NOC starting in July 2023. Photo courtesy NOC

Dr. Siddorn Tapped to Transform NOC Research Strategy

The National Oceanography Center (NOC) appointed Dr. John Siddorn as Chief Scientist and Director of Data, Science & Technology (DST), taking up the new position in July 2023.Dr. Siddorn joined the NOC in 2020 as Associate Director of Digital Ocean. He has championed the embedding of digital approaches to furthering science, including through the use of digital twins. He succeeds Professor Angela Hatton who is leaving the NOC after over six years in the role.Prior to NOC, Dr. Siddorn was at the Met Office where he was Head of the Ocean Forecasting R&D Department (OFRD) group and co-chair of

Geraint West, formerly with the NOC, has joined subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd as its new Global Business Manager for Oceanography. (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Appoints Global Business Manager for Oceanography

technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. UK, has appointed of Geraint West as its new Global Business Manager for Oceanography. Geraint joins Sonardyne with immediate effect and brings with him extensive experience gained over 32 years with the Royal Navy, Fugro and most recently, the National Oceanography Center (NOC).    West’s early career as a hydrographic surveyor included a posting to the U.S. Naval Oceanography Office, and culminated as Charge Surveyor in the ice patrol ship, HMS Endurance.  He then moved to Fugro as Project Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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Robot School Opens, Addresses Environmental Challenges

The National Oceanography Center (NOC) is a partner in a new $3.8m Center for Doctoral Training in the use of 'robotic' systems for environmental sciences. The NOC component of the center will focus on innovative marine robotics and sensors, which can be used to address key scientific challenges such as; climate change, deep-sea exploration, and identification of biodiversity ‘hotspots’. The fleet of marine robots based at the NOC has recently developed into one of the most advanced in the world. This project is being led by the University of Southampton, and also involves the

Free Event Examines Ocean Career Opportunities

Ocean Careers is a three-day event running alongside Ocean Business on April 14-16, 2015 at the National Oceanography Center in Southampton, U.K. to provide career information within the ocean technology, marine science and offshore industry sectors.   Graduates and students studying engineering, science or mathematics, as well as students that have already opted to study marine related subjects, can learn more about the global career opportunities on offer in the industry.   In recent years, the industry has seen continued growth and rapid development of technologies applied to ocean

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