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Capturing our Coast
May 24, 2016
3 June 2016 – Capturing our Coast: Empowering citizens to do extraordinary science on spectacular shores Speakers: Dr Katrin Bohn and Ms Abbi Scott – Capturing our Coast (‘CoCoast’) is a new marine citizen science project in...
Setting out
May 20, 2016
The mission saw an unmanned underwater glider travel to an area around 50 miles to the south west of Wales called the Celtic Deep, which is a haven for wildlife but also an extremely busy shipping route and fishing ground. The glider travelled 600...
An image of a submarine chimney structure from the University of Southampton
May 17, 2016
NOC scientists are playing a key role investigating the risks of leaks from carbon dioxide (CO2) storage reservoirs situated under the seabed. Researchers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will work with academics at the University of...
May 16, 2016
15 – 19 June 2016 – Investinblue – a unique two day event promoting UK maritime infrastructure development, high technology projects, products, systems and services to the world. The event will demonstrate why maritime...
May 10, 2016
RRS James Cook CURRENT EXPEDITION In the deep-sea (>200m) the bathyal region of the continental slope has been identified as an area where the rate of origination of new species is high. The reasons for this are not clear, but key to its...

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