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Challenger Society for Marine Science
5 to 8 September 2016 –The 17th biennial Challenger Society for Marine Science conference will be held in Liverpool, jointly hosted by the National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool University and Liverpool John Moores University. The 2016...
26 to 27 September 2016 – more than150 scientists and engineers from universities, research centres and businesses around the world will make their way to Southampton to take part in ‘Everyone’s Gliding Observatories’, the...
1 September 2016 – PLEASE NOTE CHANGE TO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED DATE – Being a coral nutritionist: How does the diet of a reef coral affect its health and ability to cope with rising temperatures? Speaker: Sabrina Rosset – Coral...
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...

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