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A cruise to the Hadal Zone
August 28, 2014
4 September 2014 – Matteo Ichino Report of a cruise to the Hadal Zone In this talk Matteo will focus on the current understanding of the ecology in Hadal Trenches, mostly focusing on his experience on the R/V Thompson during a...
North Atlantic sea surface temperature, showing the eddies produced by the separated Gulf Stream
August 28, 2014
After last winter’s storms and flooding, 2012’s great winter freeze and a July heatwave this year, it seems to many of us that our Great British weather is becoming ever more extreme and increasingly difficult to predict. Now...
August 26, 2014
Review papers by two NOC scientists were published this week in the Royal Society’s Philosophical Transactions A. The special feature ‘A Prospectus for UK Marine Sustained Observations’ reflects on the contribution that UK...
Chemical Sensors Masterclass
August 19, 2014
‘Next Generation of Chemical Sensors for Cold Environment’ Masterclass – Wednesday 10th September 2014, 10am-4pm – School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol Are you interested in new techniques for measuring...
Eyjafjallajokull volcano plume
August 15, 2014
It may have caused huge disruption to air travel – and coated cars in ash across Britain – but the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 was an opportunity not to be missed for scientists at the National...

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