Event news

Event news items are listed below.

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Robot fleet heads to the Science Museum in London

NOC’s robot fleet

During half term, 28–30 October, some of the fleet of robots currently exploring the ocean off the coast of the Isles of Scilly will be on display at the Science Museum in London.

EurOCEAN 2014 – 7–9 October 2014, Rome, Italy

The head of the National Oceanography Centre, Professor Ed Hill, will be one of the keynote speakers at the eighth international EurOCEAN 2014 conference, which will be setting a sea and ocean research agenda for Europe.

Professor Ed Hill

Two Royal Society Arctic Sea Ice Meetings

An ice drifter being deployed in the Greenland Sea, March 2000

Next week there will be two meetings entitled ‘Arctic sea ice reduction: the evidence, models, and global impacts’, held under the auspices of the Royal Society, organised by Prof Daniel Feltham (U Reading), with Dr Sheldon Bacon (NOC), Dr Mark Brandon (Open University) and Professor (Emeritus) Julian Hunt FRS.

Early Career Researcher workshop: Marine Science and Technology: promoting UK-Colombian interdisciplinary research collaboration and career opportunities

Early Career Researcher Workshop 18–21 November 2014

18–21 November 2014 – Early Career Researcher participants workshop on: Marine Science and Technology – promoting UK-Colombian interdisciplinary research collaboration and career opportunities

Under the British Council Researcher Links scheme we will be holding a 4-day workshop on the above theme in Santa Marta, Colombia over 18–21 November 2014.

10 years of observations of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: results from RAPID, surprises and future plans

Deploying RAPID buoys

18-19 September 2014, Church House, Westminster, London. In 2014 RAPID reached 10 years of continuous observations of overturning circulation in the Atlantic Ocean.

The joint UK-US RAPID programme has been making observation of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) since April 2004. To mark this milestone, a day-and-a-half event is being held.

Chemical Sensors Masterclass

Chemical Sensors Masterclass

‘Next Generation of Chemical Sensors for Cold Environment’ Masterclass – Wednesday 10 September 2014, 10am–4pm – School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol

8th Coastal Altimetry Workshop

Participants at the 8th Coastal Altimetry Workshop

The workshop is now underway in Lake Constance, Germany – 23–24 October 2014

This Workshop aims at being once again a lively forum for a community-led review of the science and applications of coastal altimetry, from data processing through emerging applications to new technologies.

Marine Competitions Consortia/Networking Event – Southampton

Knowledge Transfer Network

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 from 09:30 to 16:00 (BST), National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

Free tidal and wave energy workshop

CORER centre for offshore renewable energy research

A free workshop on tidal and wave energy is to be held on 22 July 12:30–17:00 at the University of Liverpool’s Gallery Room at the Foresight Centre on Brownlow Street, L69 3GL.

To register, please email Jingbo He at the National Oceanography Centre: jhe@noc.ac.uk

NOC scientist gives evidence to House of Lords Arctic Committee on 15 July 2014

Polar bears

A leading scientist at the National Oceanography Centre, Dr Sheldon Bacon, gave evidence at a special House of Lords inquiry looking into changes in the Arctic.

The House of Lords Select Committee, appointed last month, took evidence from senior academics specialising in climate change and sea ice.