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1. Following the ocean's flow

The dramatic sight of Atlantic waves crashing onto UK shores from the vast, surging ocean illustrates perfectly the joke behind its nickname of 'The Pond'.

Tags: Climate, Modelling, Oceans, Technology
2. Get to know the UK's new polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough

Once you have set eyes on the RRS Sir David Attenborough, you won't forget her. From rock drills and marine robots to the intriguingly named moon pool, take a closer look at everything the ship has to offer.

Tags: Antarctic, Arctic, Oceans, Robotics, Technology, UK
3. Cliffs, clams and coral reefs: Looking below the sea's surface

The ocean covers more than two thirds of the world, but we have a detailed map of less than 20% of its floor. But slowly, marine geoscientists are filling in the gaps.

Tags: Biodiversity, Mapping, Marine life, Oceans, Reefs, Robotics, Technology, UK
4. Listening in: Sounds of minke whales recorded for first time

The minke whale is one of the largest marine species regularly visiting the Scottish coast, but its secretive and unpredictable lifestyle means much of its behaviour remains a mystery.

Tags: Animals, Marine life, Oceans, Technology, UK
5. Working with China to find a solution to pollution

Scientists are delving underground to study the agricultural impacts to soil and water, and are one step closer to finding a solution to land degradation and pollution.

Tags: Farming, Food, Pollution, Soils, Technology
6. Missing ocean monitoring instrument found after five years at sea

Early Christmas present for the National Oceanography Centre as missing deep-ocean lander is found after five years lost at sea.

Tags: Antarctic, Climate, Oceans, Sea level change, Technology
7. The Goldilocks effect: Weighing the world's forests

It is an old complaint: not being able to see the wood for the trees. But the grumble is being smashed thanks to a new dimension from a European Space Agency mission soon to launch.

Tags: Atmosphere, Biodiversity, Climate, Earth observation, Forests, Space, Technology
8. Smoother and safer flying

Flying through a patch of severe and unexpected turbulence is an unforgettable, unsettling and sometimes painful experience for tens of thousands of passengers each year.

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Environmental change, Technology, Weather
9. Keeping satellites in the sky

As part of a series of interviews with new NERC Independent Research Fellows, Ingrid Cnossen talks about the beauty of flexible working and how understanding the weather can help to keep satellites in orbit.

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Earth observation, Environmental change, Space, Technology
10. New technology models cities' air quality in under 10 minutes

Dr Nicola Masey has found that a new system can accurately model air quality in large cities like London in minutes, within five metres of any given location using just a standard office computer.

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Earth observation, Hazards, Health, Mapping, Pollution, Technology, UK

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