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Marine Life Talk – August 2016
4 August 2016 – Using DNA to explore invasive species – how four letters open up a window into the world of the globe’s hitchhikers Speaker: Steven Bourne – Invasive species are a hot topic in the contemporary worlds of...
UK Marine Science Strategy
The MSCC will be holding one of only two Plenary meetings held per year at NOC on the 21 – 22 September 2016. The MSCC is a steering committee which identifies opportunities for the alignment and development of UK marine science to inform...
The UK’s National Oceanography Centre is to host a brand new Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase in November this year. The week long programme of workshops, talks, demonstrations and networking builds on the success of our 2015 Marine...
The supercontinent of Pangaea surrounded by an ocean of changing pH
7 July 2016 – Using a model to understand ocean acidification in the past and present Speaker: Ross Whiteford – Ocean acidification occurs when carbon dioxide enters the ocean. This is currently happening due to human activities, and...
Capturing our Coast
2 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...
15 – 16 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...
The unknown Aegean
5 May 2016 – PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE – FOR THIS MONTH ONLY THE TALK WILL START AT 18:30 The unknown Aegean – speaker: Eleni Mihalopoulou Despite the fact that the Aegean is one of the most visited seas of the Mediterranean little...
GeoHab 2016
2-6 May 2016 – GEOHAB (Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping) is an international association of marine scientists studying biophysical (i.e. geologic and oceanographic) indicators of benthic habitats and ecosystems as proxies for...
Seawork 2016
14-17 June 2016, Southampton – The NOC will be based on Stand PY48 throughout the show discussing how it is currently working in partnership with marine businesses. Working with our partners the NOC provides large scale, long-term, marine...
Whale shark and researcher – courtesy: Chris Rohner
7 April 2016 – Saving Earth's largest fish Speaker: Clare Prebble – Clare will be introducing you to the largest fish on earth, the Whale shark. She will be talking about the biology and ecology of this charismatic animal, and the...

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